Friday, January 14, 2011

Outta here

As I'm getting ready to literally circle the country next week for a much needed few days away and to see a couple of my favorite people, I'm remembering this post by my sweet friend Sandy King and feeling kind of the same way. (ok, not that the 2 I'm meeting are ax murderers......I'm sure at least 1 of them isn't!).

The online world has opened up crazy opportunities to know people that without twitter/facebook/blogging/social media I'd never know. I don't write on here a lot about the virtual abbey (@Virtual_Abbey) but I could, in some way, almost every day. It amazes me all the time how much of my life is consumed (in a good way) with e-mails, tweets, fb messages, phone calls, Skype calls and messages and texts from people that a year ago I had no idea were on their way. Always feel on any given day that God is whispering that to all of us, "hold on-you don't know the good things I have coming."

And so I'm thankful for so many people-a virtual community of believers around the world to pray, share, and grow with. You don't think those are real relationships? I'd have to disagree. And on that note I'm thankful to know, and about to know many more IRL.

No doubt God is at work.

So yeah I think meeting new people is a little intimidating. No doubt I like myself better on the blog some days than IRL too! But, I'm encouraged by the 2 people I met just this week who almost jumped on me and said, "YOU ARE! YOU'RE JUST LIKE YOUR BLOG!!!" Yep, it's all me :) Now, I just have to figure out is if they like the blog!!! Yikes!! :)

Hope you all have a perfect week! I'll be back in a week :)


erica and christy said...

Most people would say I'm nothing like my blog self IRL. But those that know me best - my husband, my kids (and yes, God) - know that's exactly who I am. Most people just don't take the time to figure that out.

Have a wonderful vacation.

Meredith Gould said...

Hoping God gets busy working on tidying up The Hermitage for your arrival!

Brenda Finkle said...

What a wonderful post Brenda. Be safe, sleep as much as you can en route. Know when you arrive you will be welcomed and made comfortable. Rest awaits to one who works more than anyone I know. Whose heart and mind stays focused on God and whose presence in my life has lead me to seek the quiet presence of the One who gives us all life.

Anonymous said... ARE just like your blog! Haven't really seen you for a lot of time, but the blog is the Brenda I remember!!! and I love her!

Melinda Lancaster said...

It is a huge compliment when someone says that you are just like your blog. It means that you are authentic online and offline, too.
Vacation blessings to you, my friend. I can't wait until our paths cross IRL!