Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome to Harmony!

I have been lead to write a blog for the last few months but felt very incompetent as I surfed through bloggerville read all the wonderful tales everyone has to share. The more I read the more the thoughts of, "Am I really capable of writing something that others would want to read and that will think deeper or feel more?" and " Will my words be adequate to be used by God to inspire, uplift and/or encourage other?" Because of my fears and doubts I just wrote in my personal journal but God continued to tug at my heart to share my stories with others. Once I finally said YES to God's calling I was stunned with the way He opened my heart and my eyes to all the ways He has taught and is still teaching my life lessons. It is my prayer that He will use these lessons, as I share them here, to bless you.

Once I came to agree with God about this blogging thing, I tried to find just the "right" title for it. All the other blogs I had been reading had either very cute, catchy or deeply meaningful titles. As I compiled my list I found that what I had come up with was either taken or they didn't really fit. Then one night as I was spending some quite time writing in my journal and praying God spoke to my heart "Living in Harmony". Why did I decide this was perfect title fit for my blog? Harmony is the name of the small community I have called home for the last 22 years. It is the place that God has truly grown my heart to desire to live in harmony with Him. So “Living in Harmony” has the double meaning of the physical place I live as well as the spiritual place I desire to live.
I would love to know about how others came up with the titles to their own place in the cyberspace. I think the title can tell a lot about the blogger and their passion/desire.


  1. It is with such excitement, I come to read this blog! Yeah for you saying Yes to Him...for this will lead you right to His heart...and thats a GREAT place to be. Congrats on opening up this blog...He will use it for His great work! I look forward to getting to know you more!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

    I don't remember exactly how I came up with "On the Road... walking with Jesus" I started out writing on Wordpress for a while, and then after about a year, moved over to Blogger. (I don't recommend doing a move that far into your blog. all my friends followed me, but it took forever to move all my posts over!!!!)

    Anyway, I know at one point I did have a different title. For a long time, it was just blank, then the more I wrote, the more my "voice" came out. I wish I could remember what the first one was... but one night I was sitting at the computer, frustrated beyond belief with depression and where I was at, the struggles I was facing... and realized that I was truly walking on the road... I didn't (and still don't) know what kind of road, or where it would lead, but I did know that it was with Jesus... so, there is how it came about.

    The picture that I used was one that I took, out in the country near my home. Any of the headers that I might switch to (I am trying to get a fall one up there, but at the moment, it is NOT being cooperative in the editing program I am using) are photos that my husband or I have taken.

    Anyway, I don't know if that is what you were looking for in an answer....

    but your answer to my question is so good... Yes, learning to trust him in everything and stop trying to pick it back up again!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. I feel incompetent every day :-) But remember that God will bring to you those He wishes you to reach. Whether it is 1 person or 500 people, following God's call on your life will bring Him joy.

    Nice to "meet" you!