For now, I'm joining a party hosted by one of my blogging friends, Amanda at Serenity Now. Amanda had the wonderful idea of hosting an online party for those of us who would love to be at BlissDom but weren't able to make it this year. Isn't she smart?
Amanda is asking her party guests to come up with a list of five reasons why their blogs rock. As she put it, how would we "sell" our blogs to a potential sponsor? What makes us special?
This kind of assignment is hard for me, but here goes.1. Imparting Grace is a place of honesty. I love to share my ideas and thoughts about things, and sometimes I have some good ones. But I've messed up an awful lot in my time, too, and I'll tell you the truth. I take delight in sharing my faith here, and the Lord of my life is very much interested in truth-telling. It's not always pretty, but it is real.
2. Imparting Grace is a place of beauty. I can't take credit for my pretty blog design--Darcy at Graphically Designing gets the credit for that. But I will say that I share some nice photos and some fun decorating ideas. I enjoy things like decorating my home for holidays,
copying great ideas,
and coming up with some of my own.
In short, I like working to make my home beautiful, and I like to share my ideas with you.
3. Imparting Grace is a place of friendship. Honestly, I think the greatest blessing of blogging is the friendships that can be developed here. I love being part of this blogging community, and I'd love to get to know you!
4. Imparting Grace is a place of good grammar. I'm an English teacher by training, so I take pleasure in writing. I won't guarantee that the writing will be award-winning, but it'll be punctuated correctly! How's that for a selling point? :)
5. Imparting Grace is a place of encouragement. I guess that, if I were going to try to pinpoint one thing that sets me apart as a blogger, it's that I've lived through a LOT of life experiences. I've enjoyed many blessings and struggled through many challenges, some of them life-altering. I know how it feels to be in need of encouragement, because I've been there so many times myself. And so I try to make this blog a place where you can find a little bit of inspiration, a little bit of humor, a little bit of fun--and a whole lot of grace.
So there you go! I hope that's enough to make you want to take a look around--I love welcoming new friends. Amanda, thank you for getting us together!