When I was about 14 I contemplated starting a Bright Lights group with local girls, to encourage them in their obedience to their parents (specifically to have a good relationship with their dad), to search for another option besides dating, and to be led by the Lord in everything; but it never progressed.
*Update*- As of January 2013 I have started leading a Bright Lights group for about 9-12 girls twice a month. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far and am so glad I waited until the Lord's time to start one! He has used it to stretch and grow me in ways I didn't even imagine!
Around last July (2010) I began thinking about starting a blog for girls but I did what daddy constantly says, "Keep saying "no" until you can't any longer". By this you know that your "feeling" is actually a leading of the Lord. This thought kept popping up every-now-and-again and finally in January (2011) I stepped out in obedience to the Lord and started this blog. This came about through a variety of circumstances; two ladies that I looked up to and followed in the blogging world, stopped blogging, and I felt the Lord wanted me to fill in their places. Also I talked to a close friend and confidant, my sister, and she encouraged me that if the Lord was saying "Yes" to start one....so I did!!
Not only is this to be for girls but also for me. Through the blog I hope to better define my convictions and write down the things the Lord's impressing upon my heart through sermons, my personal quiet time, and observation of life in general.
I am not perfect! I am a sinner, saved by the blood of Jesus, and simply living to delight Him in everything I do!! Often times I fail, but He's so good and always gives me more chances.
Will you join me in praying that this blog will be used for His glory and His purposes and that I and the blog may be soft as clay, easily formed in the Makers Hand? Thank you and God bless!!
Learning to delight in Jesus,