Monday, December 31, 2007

Great Find!

Every once in a while I just have to share something I come across.
Over the holidays, Heidi asked a great question, which you will find here.
I didn't find it until today, because of the whole holiday activities thing.
But I liked it, and thought you all might like it as well!

Here was her answer to her own question, btw!

8 comments:

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Oh thanks for linking to me. I appreciate it. One of the great parts of blogging for me is to present a question and hear all the interesting perspectives. I am happy to meet some new people through your blog too!

Irritable Mother said...

That is a good question.
15 months ago I started blogging and I can't imagine stopping. The community and the ability to encourage one another - especially in the things of God - are HUGE to me!

Mel's World said...

Seriously...was that a great question or what?!?!?

Thanks for link!

Melissa

PS - Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. I've enjoyed my visit here as well. And so good to know another "Florida Blogger".

Have a very Happy New Year!!

:-) Susan

Sharon said...

I have thought about that question. I will soon be having a year anniversary and wonder how many more anniversaries I will have.I have loved meeting the women I have met. Some have fallen by the wayside and some have been with me since I first logged on.
I do wonder what next year will look like.
Have a great New Year!

freetofly said...

Heidi,
it was all my pleasure! Blogging is like...more scared than shopping & at least right up there with good recipes...meaning, we are obligated to share and tell of good sites and posts!(just like good shopping deals & good recipes!) ;) It's part of the "Women Code", I am Sure! ;p

Hey there, Karen!
Do you know it has only been 3 1/2 months for me? I can't believe how much I have experienced, how much it has impacted my life! & yes, the community and ability to exhort one another, (so necessary today), is such a wonderful gift!

Melissa,
she was so clever wasn't she? I'm so glad she was inspired to ask that, it seemed to really strike a chord with people...as I type this, I'm struck by how we were all given an opportunity to consider, evaluate and then have a good heart purpose for our blogging, right here at the entrance into a new year...Cool, huh? I so believe in being purposeful in all we commit ourselves to. (and a rambling she goes) pls excuse me Ya'll!


Susan!
You're welcome! Your blog is chock full of unique things! And yes, so glad to meet another Florida blogger, Mel, is in Florida too! And, Myra is also a teacher and a Pastor's wife, right here in Florida, so you 3 have that in common I take it? (and sons for all of you!)

Here's Myra's link, http://myrajohnson.blogspot.com/

Here's Mel's World,
http://melissamashburn.blogspot.com/

Sharon, Future looks bright! ;)

Happy 2008 You all! How wild is that? 2008?!

Thanks,
Maria

luvmy4sons said...

Well...who knows? But it sure is an interesting question. Hmmm...You always get me thinking girlfriend. Thanks for the link!

Cecily R said...

I've wondered about that myself. I haven't come up with an answer yet. It kind of makes me nervous both ways. :) Yes, I'm a dork.

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!