Today is a big day, my friends! It's the one year anniversary of writing on this blog! WOOHOO! One Year!
A year ago this blog was published as engagingculture.weebly.com and now it's shelaughswithoutfear.com
A year ago, I would have never thought that I would have stuck with blogging for a year, or that the Lord would have used this blog in my life in such a profound way. Here are some ways that the Lord has used this blog to grow me in the past year and some of the cool things that this blog has allowed me to do:
I Own a Website
I never thought that I would own a website. I use to think that only tech savvy people have websites. While I'm techie when it comes to film, I am not techie when it comes to website design. But here you have it: I own a website, and run a blog, and I love it!
From the United States to Poland
This blog was like a link to home while I was away, I loved that I got to share the things I was learning about the Lord, myself, and Poland. I still like going back and reading my posts from that time. It brings back a lot of fun memories from Polska. You can read all of my posts from Poland here.
31 Day Series
I started thinking about participating in a 31 Day series with a few bloggers that I follow this time last year. I wasn't sure if I would have the time or the diligence to write every day on a topic for 31 Days, but it actually ended up happening.
It was a joy to get to write about being a creative person that is a follower of Christ for 31 days. You can read the whole series here.
Look forward to more series in the future!
Meeting and Connecting with New People
Another joy of this blog has been getting to meet and connect with people that I wouldn't have gotten to connect with otherwise. These connections have been encouraging and life-giving. They've also given me motivation to keep blogging.
Sharing What the Lord's Doing in My Life to Encourage Others
Along with connecting with others, it's been unbelievably encouraging to hear how the Lord uses the things I'm learning and going through to encourage others. Sometimes I take for granted how the Lord can use the things He's doing in my life to then encourage others. I love hearing back from the people that read what I write, especially when the Lord has used it to impact them.
Death to the People Pleaser
If you have been reading this blog for a while or you know me in person, you know that I struggle with fearing and pleasing people. It's kind of hard to write a blog when you're a people pleaser. You want your words to be just right. You want people to like what you write. You want to write new and exciting things, and you want ALL THE PEOPLE to read what you write.
I'm keeping this blog to honor the Lord and to share what I'm learning along the way. That was the heart of the blog when it started as engagingculture.weebly.com, and it's still the heart of it now that it's shelaughswithoutfear.com.
So in honor of She Laughs Without Fear's one year anniversary, here's some throwback graphics. Also, here's the official TimeHop that reminded me that it's been a year!
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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