Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My first Post

I've tried this once before.

Writing a blog.

I wanted to blog about me.  I wanted to blog about my crafts.  I wanted to blog about God.

Mostly though, I wanted to blog so that I could prove that I was more than what I saw in the mirror.

I wanted my blog to prove that I wasn't as big of a failure as I felt.   

I think I wrote about 5 blog posts in the span of 2 and 1/2 years.

During the time between my first blog attempt, and this new one, things have changed.  Not in the physical. I'm still pretty much where I was before.  I'm still single.   I'm still overweight.  I'm still thirtysomething. (although I am much closer to forty than I was before)  Truth be told, some might say that things for me aren't 'better'.

So what was this big change?

I've come to realize that I have more value than I ever gave myself credit for, and that I am not a failure. I know now, that what I saw as failure, God saw as good.

              "...That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."
                   Romans 8:28 The Message

Everything in my life is not perfect....but it is God's to make good.  And I know who I am in Him.

Thanks for starting this journey with me.  I hope you enjoy the ride!


  1. What a personal opening! I'm very honored that you have included me as part of the "first" group to partake in this new venture. Just know that you are very loved and well thought of!!! Dina, you and your mom are the bond and support of our family.

  2. Love the opening to this blog that WILL BE a success. I did the same thing, what should I write about? Who will read or be offended? Who will be uppity & holier than thou and who will help keep it real? Who will try to hurt me, help me? and then... I wrote.

    Then, I walked away and deleted it due to an incident. THEN, I prayed and found answers & strength. I blog!! Daggone it, I blog. Good, bad, true, fiction, fun, tears all of it. So.. long story long... keep writing. WELCOME!

  3. Always remember that with God all things are possible and He will give you strength!

  4. Pleased to find another follower of Christ who blogs and crafts! PleSe follow me at