Happy 2018, friends!
I have an exciting announcement to make! Drum-roll, please…
No, I’m not leaving Texas. No, I’m not moving homes… but the blog is!
My “lease” at WordPress is up soon, so I’m transferring the blog to a self-hosted site. Don’t fret. No need for tearful goodbyes. The blog will remain intact, and your subscribership should remain unchanged.
It mostly means that this coming month I’ll be busy “setting up shop” on a new website to ensure that everything is transferred over before the expiration of the current site, which is February 15. I’ll be the one fretting— since I am NOT tech savvy…. at…all.
As a personal favor to me, IF you get a request asking to re-subscribe to the blog, then please do so. I’ll deeply miss you if you don’t! I honestly don’t know if you’ll get asked to re-subscribe or not. Remember me, the not so tech savvy person? But you might get asked, so I’m just giving you a heads up.
Stay tuned for updates! I’ll send out an announcement once the new site is up and running! AND we’ll celebrate soon with some fun GIVEAWAYS!! Woohoo!
Speaking of celebration, all of this also means that my blog is almost one year old! What a blessing! My very first post was on March 26, 2017: “Here Am I.” Thank you, friends, for your faithful support and encouragement these past 10 months. We have grown to a family of 145 subscribers, and I pray that we will grow even more in 2018!
Let’s get the word out to the world that we want to put Faith and Family first! Let’s honor God by following His commandments, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39
Is “reading more” one of your New Year’s Resolutions? You’re in luck!
I won’t be posting any NEW content during the transition period, but my current site will still be available for your reading pleasure in the meantime. I’d love for you to check out (and share!) some posts that you might have missed along the way.
Here are some worth mentioning…
Finding Beauty Amidst the Chaos (choosing JOY in the midst of chaos and hardship)
Going Tiny with a BIG God (making room for God in your life)
Here Am I (post and VLOG—following God’s calling)
Because He Loves You So Much (Jesus is alive and real today, and He is by your side, holding you tight… I felt His embrace!)
Does Your Spouse Ruffle Your Feathers? (learning to celebrate your differences in your marriage)
Feeling Broken and Out of Place? (letting God use you even though you feel unworthy)
Are You Missing IT? (avoiding the perfection trap; focusing our priorities on God and family)
Thank you, Mom, for… (about the blessings— and sacrifices— of motherhood)
Be Still and Know (resting in God)
Drawing Near to Abba: A Message of Gratitude and Hope for Today’s Fathers (about fatherhood and forgiveness)
Give God the Wheel (a near-tragedy turned to triumph— surrendering your path to God)
Little Hands, Big Hearts: Helping Children Put Compassion into Action (instilling and modelling servanthood in our children)
Family Traditions: Why They Are Needed Now More Than Ever (importance of family togetherness and creating life-long memories)
Putting Faith and Family First— What Does It Mean? (what it means to put faith and family first)
I Will Give You Rest (VLOG and original song about my past battle with depression and anxiety)
From DocBand to GodBand: Making Room for God (my son’s DocBand story; focusing on God’s Word)
At the Wheel (a poem about letting God mold you)
Unmasking My Inner Super Mom (as parents, focusing on “connecting” vs. “perfecting”)
Preparing for the Harvest (being purposeful about “planting seeds” within ourselves and in others)
Muskrats Are People, Too: Celebrating Family Heritage This Thanksgiving (being a part of the family of God)
But wait… there’s MORE!
In December, I uploaded a Resources & Reviews page! You’ll definitely want to check it out. There’s tons of helpful websites, blogs, and books about marriage, parenthood, and following God in your daily life!
I’d love to hear from you!
Is there any new content or topics you would like to see shared on the blog in 2018? COMMENT BELOW or send me a message via my Contact Page!
Thank you for being a part of the “Putting Faith and Family First” community! Have a wonderful January, and I’ll see ‘yall in February at my “new home!”
Until next time,