“Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of.”
Those were the first words that came to my mind when I looked up the meaning of Keziah and was reminded the Hebrew name is synonymous with sweet-scented spice.
“For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ…”
The name Carrie, coincidentally, means joy.
“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart…”
As I prepared to step out on faith and start writing for this website last year, I absolutely knew February 2nd would be the day! So, I hopped out of bed, fired up the old desktop and prepared to publish. HOURS later and many mistakes behind me, frustrated to no end, and rapidly running out of time, the first post finally popped up around noon. I felt I had surely earned the right to sit back and chill out.
I was late for an appointment. And then before I could even make it a mile down the road, my cell phone rang with news that was… let’s say… NOT GOOD!
Romans 7:21 says when you would do good, evil is present.
But thank God…
Isaiah 54:17 says no weapon formed against me will prosper.
And so today, KeziahCarrie is a year old.
My hope, one year ago, and my hope now is that I can inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry and help you realize living a Christian life is hard for all of us. It’s why Matthew 7:14 says, the gate is small and the way is narrow. I have often thought if the world really wants Reality TV, watch someone walking with God! The blessings are big but the tests are tough! And I don’t know about you, but just when I think I’m about to walk on the water, I divert my eyes for a second and down I go.
I tell my children that sin is often a whole lot of fun; that being bad is easy, and temptations come our way almost every day. But the reward we get from a relationship with our Messiah (reminder to self) is SO MUCH MORE!
I pray I never write one word He has not approved; and I pray KC never has a reader who cannot benefit from what God allows to be written. I’m not always anxious to share my faults, even though I do keep finding them. I figure, if God can use something I’ve experienced, failed at, made a mess of, or succeeded in, then the glory is all His.
I thank Him for the opportunity to write and do not take the privilege for granted. It’s not about money, so you don’t have to weed your way through any advertisements to see what God might want to say to us. It’s not about numbers, although it is nice to see subscribers. And, it’s not about awards, although I’m grateful that other writers have nominated KC for the Kreative Blogger, The Versatile Blogger
and The Candle Lighter Awards.
If you haven’t already subscribed, we would love for you to join us. Nothing changes except an email telling you there’s a new story. I have little KC cards if you would like me to send you some of those. It’s fun to leave them in places where women go and hope they will log on to the web address and find “A Place for All Women.” If you feel led, please tell your friends, family and co-workers about KeziahCarrie. I promise I’ll try my best to never write anything that might embarrass you or make you regret sharing the website. If you want to know more about the “why” click on the About KC link at the top of the page.
Many blessings on your life this day, I look forward to our next year together as women.
And for the few guys who have come along for the ride…
“Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.”
Until we meet again, Shalom!
(Google it :-))
References: 2 Corinthians 2:15 & Proverbs 27:9
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Comments on: "Around the Web in 365 Days" (2)
Happy Anniversary! Glad you made it – we just need to keep holding His hand! Congrats on the awards, too!
I owe a lot of it to you Martha. Thank you for daily inspiration!