Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm Moving & You're Invited to Visit


I remember staying up into the wee hours of the night attempting to pack those last few boxes. It was the middle of summer and moving day was a scorcher. 

We were only moving fifteen miles away, but it was a lot more work than I had anticipated. That was over thirteen years ago.

This week I’m in the final stages of moving to my new cyberhome. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump across the blogosphere, but this move has also required a lot of work. 

When I began the process several months ago, I really didn’t know what kind of design or layout I was after. I only knew it was time to migrate from a blog to a full-fledged website.

In a small way I can relate to the patriarch, Abraham, who was issued a challenge by God: “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee,” (Genesis 12:1; KJV). 

What a tough assignment! To leave everything you’re familiar with and begin walking toward an unfamiliar destination. 

Blogging for over three years at the same address has caused me to become comfortable. For a while now, I've felt the need to step out of my comfort zone and take steps into the slightly scary, unfamiliar territory of a new domain.

I have to be honest – the work has paled in comparison to the excitement of welcoming you to my new address!

I’m tidying everything up this week, in anticipation of your visit. I’ll be serving up new blog posts and plenty of nooks and crannies for your exploration.

You’re Invited


Who: You

What: A cyberhome warming party

When: Tuesday, February 5th

Why: To introduce you to a new website where I'll be sharing the truths of God’s Word to encourage you throughout life’s journey


Won’t you join me? I look forward to seeing you on the 5th!


Is there an area of your life where you've gotten too comfortable? Is God challenging you to take a step toward the intimidating unknown? Will you respond in faith today?


Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for challenging me to step out in faith and trust You with the direction of my life. I know it won't always be easy, but I desire to grow. Help me to take the next step today. Thank You for the promise that You'll always be with me. In Jesus' name, Amen.




*I'm hosting over at Living by Grace today. Join in the conversation!

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations for persevering! I'm actually trying to find what makes me comfortable--not in a lazy "I'm so cool" way but in an honest "who am I and what am I here for way"...I'm glad you found your way!

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    1. Great to see you Cheryl! Thanks so much for you well-wishes. Glad to hear you're exploring what God would have you do. Jan Johnson has a great book called Living a Purpose-Full Life that I found to be excellent. It may be helpful to you! God bless~

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  2. Congrats. I look forward to a visit!

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    1. Thanks Loree! I look forward to having you over. Can't wait to see you there! Have a blessed week!

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  3. Awesome Maria! I can't wait to see it.

    I can so relate to stepping into the scary unknown. I too am leaving the familiar to go into the unfamiliar like Abraham.

    What gives me confidence is knowing the same God who led Abraham is leading me.

    I'm so proud of you for stepping up to the next level. I pray blessing on your new cyber home. :-)

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    1. Thank you SO much for always being such an encouragement Sharon! I've really enjoyed getting to know you and being able to pray for you as you continue taking steps into the unfamiliar! God bless you my friend!

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  4. Congratulations Maria! I'm excited to see what's in store for you. Divinely ordered, of course. :)

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    1. Always appreciate your sweet words of encouragement Karen! You're a dear! Praying for you as it sounds like you're uber-busy this year. Have a fantastic week full of His blessings!

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  5. Yeah! Cannot wait to see the new digs;)

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! I'm "cleaning house" this week so everything will be ready for the big launch on Feb. 5th. Look forward to your visit! Have a great week!

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  6. Thank for the invite... curious already :)

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    1. You're welcome Marja! Would love for you to stop by and visit! Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs & Blessings ~

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  7. I'm looking forward to visiting your new home.

    2013 has meant a huge leap out of my comfort zone. I've gone from aspiring novelist to contracted author. :)

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  8. Looking forward to visiting you in your new home Maria!
    Hugs

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