Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blog Sugar 2011

When Megan asked me to go to Blog Sugar with her, I was thrilled.
I thought God's had me going to take pictures of her with other people.
I happily did that. Here's one of Megan and Mel. (By the way, Megan never mentioned taking pictures. That's totally me.)
I had no idea that I was going to get a Word, too.
More on that in a minute.
Leslie and Shauna
Jeannett and Julie

Almost two weeks ago a friend and I were having a conversation about blogging. We were kind of at the same place: wondering why we blog, what we should blog about, and if we should keep going.

At Blog Sugar, Heather shared about telling our stories. We all have them. We can choose to keep them hidden away, or we can share them. We can grow.

My Blog Sugar story is in a Word from the Lord.
It might have sounded like Jeannett's voice, but it was Him without a doubt.
This is what she said, "God doesn't just want you. He wants your blog."
I heard Him in my heart.
He wants my blog.

Some of you who are reading this write a blog. Some of you have already given God full authority over your blog. Others of you, like me, are holding onto a little bit of it. Why am I doing that?

Some of you are not writing a blog.
With or without a blog, the truth still remains: God doesn't just want you. He wants your __________.

When I keep something for myself and not give Him everything (including my blog) I miss out on living the stories He longs to write with me.

There's work to be done.
I better get to it.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing... and for the reminder :) You know there is such an amazing freedom and peace when it (your blog or anything else for that matter) is no longer yours! The pressure to perform is gone... the fear is gone... That's definitely my goal, too- to let God have full control of my blog, my etsy store, my crazy life :) :) Thanks, Kim.

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  2. Kimberlee, I already enjoy your blog so much and I can only imagine that I will enjoy it all the more when it becomes wholly His. I'm looking forward to seeing you grow in Him. Thanks for sharing your journey. BTW, great job with the pics!

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  3. kimberlee, it was so great to meet you this weekend! i loved hanging out with you guys, and sadly, i didn't take one photo!! thanks for the great recap. i hope you had a smooth trip home.

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  4. I loved this post! It's so fun reading about Blog Sugar. Maybe one day!

    PS- Where's a picture of you!?! I saw one on Mel's blog. You looked stunning!

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  5. L-O-V-E-D meeting you.
    You my friend, are a treasure.

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  6. AMEN! i too need to give God full authority over my blog...uh hem, His blog.

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  7. i am so grateful that you were there. i needed you. you were the best. it would have been completely different without you. thank you for all of it. and your pictures are amazing kimberlee!!!
    thanks for that.
    for the record....i never once thought you were coming to take pictures of me with other people. that was a happy bonus but i just wanted to be with you. :)

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  8. Hi Kimberlee!
    I did not get to meet you at Blog Sugar but I saw you there. I noticed your pretty red flower and your adorable haircut. I had such a great time. Glad you did too. Maybe we'll get to meet at next year's blog sugar!! :)

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  9. Kimberlee, I don't blog. I don't comment much, but I really look forward to your blogs. They are uplifting, funny, heartfelt, challenging and I love the pictures you share. So keep them coming. I love you,
    Auntie Pam

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  10. Kimberlee I love your blogs. Your post about Blog Sugar really touched my heart. Next year I hope to be there. I just wanted to let you know that I referenced your blog post in my own blog today. I hope you will read it here- http://faithfulcitymouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-sugar.html.
    God bless you Kimberlee.
    Rachel

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  11. Hi - I found you through Mel Larson's blog after staring at your cute hair from across the room all night at blog sugar. Your post says it all. I was equally convicted and inspired.

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  12. So when are we coming to Kansas??? Loved loved loved you. Thanks for coming and being fun.

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  13. I concur with Melissa (9/27)

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  14. thank you!

    your words brought tears to my eyes. i was, like you, seriously considering the direction of my blog or even keeping up with the blog. God really spoke to my heart at blog sugar as well.

    it was wonderful to meet you, my fellow minnesotan :o)

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  15. Well said! You are amazing, Kimberlee and I loved getting to spend time with you!

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  16. i loved getting to meet you kimberlee!
    my heart was stirred at Blog Sugar in ways i wasn't expecting, too. I love how He does that!!!

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  17. I am so so glad you did come. Seriously. One of the biggest treats of the weekend was meeting you in person!

    You are real, honest, and God glorifying! I am excited to see how God uses you as you give more of this space over to Him.

    Totally convicting to me too! I want to honor Him in all I do - and I try - but I don't know if I always revel that through my little space on the internet. Time to trust Him, and see what happens! Praying John 3:30!

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  18. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome post. I had this same conviction not long ago. I needed to hear this. Really wish I had gone to Blog Sugar! Looks like it was truly a blessing. Thank you for sharing this!

    By the way, Stilwell, OK is about halfway. If you get the chair, I'll meet you there. ;) Just kidding!!!!! Toootally kidding. Would never ask you to do that! I love you way more than some stinkin' awesome chair...... ;) You are just too precious, Miss Kimberlee. I'm blessed to know you.

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  19. Inspiring :) what an awesome message you received! Anxious to see where He leads you on your journey. By the way, it drives me nuts that when you post it doesn't always show up in my newsfeed on fb anymore. change....errrrrg :)

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  20. Ok I totally saw you in your amazing outfit, but I was too nervous to come say Hi!! Eek!! Next year for sure!

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  21. Oops! Should have read your blog before I talked with you today. Glad you had a good time. It's cool to see where God has taken you and your blog, he's given you an awesome gift! I always look forward to a peek into your life and mind!

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  22. this was such a good post. i feel that too with my writing. so much better to let go and that's what must be done!

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  23. I really enjoyed meeting you!
    I love your blog. Love your pix. Love your Word!

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