Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not My Own

Not My Own
I always thought that if I ever recorded an album, my title track would be, "Not My Own." As a follower of Jesus, I've learned time and again that my life is "not my own." Sounds counter-cultural since we always hear about "taking control of your life", "you're in charge", "you make your destiny", and so on! But I've learned that the more I let go, the more I gain. The more I give total control over to Jesus, the more freedom I feel and the more real life I live. My life is not my own, but it belongs to Jesus and there is no better way to live. Thus the name of my blog, "Not My Own."

Well... kinda! That is the start of the story - the rest came with marriage and 3 kids! Over the past 5 years, my life REALLY isn't my own! It belongs to a wonderful husband and 3 precious munchies! "Not My Own" has taken on a whole new meaning these days. Yet the more I give of myself to my husband and children, the more I fee like I'm living into the truth of abandoning my life to Christ. My worship to God is laying down my life to do His will and right now that is to love and nurture my family.
     OK, enough with the title explanations! WHY am I starting a blog? Well, I'm not totally sure! It's been on my mind for about 6 months and I just can't shake it. So, I thought no better time to start than the top of the year. Not sure who will read it, not sure why anyone would. Not exactly sure what I'll write nor how eloquent it will be- I'm not a good writer according to many of my past English teachers! Oh well. In some crazy way I just want to encourage others with what God is doing in my life, pass along what I'm making my kids for dinner to those frustrated moms who just don't know what to make anymore! and throw in a few "must haves." My goal is to write at least 3 times a week. That's it. Hope you enjoy. Or at least, I hope I do!


  1. Yeah ! I will read it :) happy blogging!

  2. Love it! Glad to be a reader as well! I have been blogging myself-- http://an-american-vicar.blogspot.com

    Take good care, friend!

  3. Wow! I was linked to your blog from a friend of a friend. As I sit here in the wee hours of the early morn, baby birds still sleeping (one in my bed, one in their own) I read your blog and just want to let you know that your words reached out to me and comforted my weary mommy soul... Just exactly what I needed to read. Thank you, thank you... What a treat!

    Oh, and I think you are wonderful writer...I look forward to reading your posts.



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