Monday, December 31, 2007

New year, new blog!


Welcome to my new blog! I've been pondering doing this for a long time, and here I go!


In case you don't know me already, my name is Lori. I'm a 40-year-old married to a 60-year-old, which brings on joys and challenges of its own. :) We live in central Tennessee, attend a Southern Baptist church, and are photographers by trade. I'm a type 2 diabetic who struggles moment by moment to achieve SOME semblance of glucose control, a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, a Kat's Coffees & More consultant, and a Christian since I was 6. I have a beautiful step-daughter, Kaisa, who got married to Jeff in May 2007. I'm an aunt to five nieces and one nephew - not to mention my fur-baby nephew and niece! ;)


There's always a LOT going on in my life, and when I'm up, I'm up - YOU know what I mean! If you're reading my blog, it's either because you're curious to see what I'm into NOW, or because maybe you recognize that some aspect of my life might be similar to yours. :) Regardless of your motivation, I'm GLAD you're reading! I'd like to become your friend, and share in your journey! My friends and family are incredibly important to me, and I always welcome new people to share - I firmly believe we ALL have something to contribute to one another!


So. My reason for starting this blog? Because I really want to make a difference in MORE than just stamping. I think that, every once in a while, I have something worth saying, or worth pondering - and thought maybe I'd find an outlet in this blog. If you have something YOU want to talk about, or any questions, or anything that might start me on a tangent, please let me know! I want this to be a safe place for you to come read, laugh, maybe cry, vent, just be yourself. :)


My heart's desire is for you to know that God loves you passionately, deeply, and eternally - and He understands your struggles. Mine, too. :) And sharing them helps us get thru them! They came to PASS, not STAY, dear friend!


I hope you're intrigued enough that you'll come back and visit. Starting tomorrow, January 1, I'll share some of my personal goals - and I'm hoping this blog will help me be accountable for keeping up with them! :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! God BLESS you, and keep you SAFE!!!!

7 comments:

MammyT said...

Oh, Lori. This is going to be fun. I love your motivation for starting this. I so very much believe as you do. We have got to be real with each other, whether it's in person or via internet. I know we can bless one another and share our faith and our experience.
I love your photos. Now I know why. A pro. That's is a beautiful photo of you with all the RED.
I'll be back soon.
Nancy

MammyT said...

woops! Thank you for linking to me! I just noticed it.
Nancy

J-ME said...

Hey Lori, It's good to see another "Muser"! I'll be checking in on you - come see me, too, OK?!

Jamie

Sister J said...

Hi Lori - checked out your blog! What a great way to start the new year. Juliane

Daughter of the King said...

Hi Lori,
Great look to your new blog...
I just LOVE blogging with Christians...
Deby
SS4JOY

Marcia said...

Lori:
Your heart is showing.....thank you for sharing with us. Wonderful!
Marcia

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Lori, I am soooo excited for this!! I cannot wait to see what the Lord uses this for. I know its going to be BIG!