(Saundra Clay Photography)
Who knew it would be so difficult transferring my blog posts from Blogger to WordPress? If I had known I may not have done it.
A family friend came several times to help with the transfer. As soon as he would leave, everything kept crashing. I was afraid I wasn't smart enough to handle the move and was just about to give up.
Then, I made one of the best decisions I've made all year. I recruited a prayer team! I'm so thankful and praising the Lord for them.
After that, I just let go of my expectations and said, "Lord, it's in your hands."
If I had not experienced the continual frustration, I would not have had interaction with some special people. God has that special way of bringing good out of something that is seemingly bad.
I learned that the computer woes were not due to my ineptness after all but there was a big snafu with the hosting company.
It's taken months longer than I anticipated to migrate over. But I certanly have been learning a great deal in the process. I'm still learning!
Which will explain why not every one of my old posts is published on the new website yet. Everything has to be reformatted and all the photos removed and reinserted. It's going to take awhile.
Ready to put web design behind me, I'm eager to get back to writing and fellowshipping with you all.
Thank you for hanging in there with me. Some of you have been with me since I started blogging in 2012. It took me a while to find my focus. The more I blogged the clearer it became. I also appreciate your mercifulness while I continue to learn how to write well.
It's a scary thing trying to figure out the best way to convey what's in our minds and hearts. Whether you blog or not, we all have a story, a message, something we're passionate to share.
Yet, sometimes our fears of inadequacy, of failure, or mistreatment freeze our mouths shut. Our pens and keyboards lie silent. All because of fear.
I'm here to tell you, you just have to take that first step. And then another one.
For me, praying for the help of Jesus Christ is my strength. But He expects me to do my part of the work as well.
We just have to start sharing our story. Simple. Awkward. Whatever. If it is sincere and is presented with love, God can use it. He can't use our message if we never release our words.
That was a long way of telling you thanks for bearing with me as I stumble and stammer for the right words. I want you to join me in the adventure!
Lord willing, and nothing else crashes, the new website launches tomorrow, Monday, September 3, 2018, at 12:00 noon.
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