Menu Home

The LOFT – Why Do I Blog?

It is nearly time to work on next week’s  (Graphic by Kerry Messer)the-loftLOFT topic – this week’s is Blogging. Why do I blog? That’s a good question. From time to time I ask myself that! 🙂

One morning in 2003, I think, I had a particularly sweet time with ABBA – He gave me a nugget of truth and encouragement and without thinking I shot off an email to five of my girlfriends sharing the nugget with them.  They liked it! And decided I should do that on a regular basis. I did. For years. And in time my emailing list was more than 100 – my server didn’t like it much. So in order to get each day’s devotion to my list I had to divide the addresses into four groups for e-mailing.  Then around 2007 I got the brilliant idea to BLOG. Which meant my email friends would be required to sign up at the blog to continue getting the devotions via email — some did. And then along came Facebook. It’s been a helpful venue to get the blog to more people. 

For many years I was driven, perhaps that is an adequate word, to get a devotion written and out there every week day. In the last couple of years not so much. Not sure why. I miss writing when I don’t discipline myself to sit but often I don’t as is evidenced by the sparseness of my posts. I hope the drive will return. Perhaps a new season will bring it. 

Writing opens one’s soul, I think, and when that writing becomes public a huge responsibility comes with it. Has it not been said the pen is mightier than the sword? (source) And so I think I can honestly say I blog because I hope to influence. I hope to make a difference – a good difference for every Reader. And I lean heavily on The HOLY SPIRIT for this. When He inspires me not, I have nothing to say. That’s it! 

A happy weekend my Friends. 

Reset your clocks Saturday night — Fall Back! Yeah!! One more hour of sleep! 

Day 304 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


Categories: The Loft

Kathie Whitestone Thompson

Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.

8 replies

  1. Kathie, what a neat story of how your blog came to be! 🙂 Although I have a love/hate relationship with technology, I sure am thankful for the ability to blog and communicate with others.
    Jen 🙂


  2. Wow, your story is so similar to Leah’s. I agree with you on blogging being Spirit led. Blogging has been an avenue that the Lord has revealed Himself to me… in ways I never imagined! So thankful for that and for others who get it. Thankful for you!


  3. Thank you for sharing with us at The Loft. I always appreciate your thoughts on what God is doing and what He’s placed on your heart!


Your comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.