The Brightened Moment of a Blogger

And then it hit me . . .

            “Beauty is as beauty does.”

This amazing thing
called the world wide web has thousands of blogs waiting to be discovered; blogs
written by delightfully sweet Christian maidens pouring out their hearts and
lives. Lives full of beautiful things like vintage fashion, homemade bread
recipes, splendid giveaways, literary talent resembling Austin, and a photography
eye to boot. They’re witty, html-learned, well read, and to be embarassingly honest, incredibly intimidating.

Despair and a
hollow sense of short-coming wash over me; what in the world can one offer when
so many web addresses house such inspiring and lovely people? How can one compete
when so many of her companion’s type out such pretty lives and design such fanciful

Companions. A
moment of lapse brightens my blog related dilemma and I’m reminded of who I
fret against. Christian maidens. Maidens who are journaling their way through
life hoping to accomplish the same thing I am: to encourage and bless. Beautiful
maidens living their lives while seeking to glorify God with their feminine
tastes and dreams; in the most simplest of titles, they are my fellow laborers
in Christ; my companions.

I know my
admiration (and occasional drooling spell) will not end with this discovery but
my envy will. Instead competition I’ll offer praise and in place of despair I
will provide thanksgiving. Because, “beauty is as beauty does,” and so many of
you do many beautiful things.

Your blogging
co-laborer in Christ,


4 thoughts on “The Brightened Moment of a Blogger

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    Frannie, I think your blog is quite lovely and encouraging – I love your sweet, gentle spirit and your active love for other people. You have a beautiful blog and I've really enjoyed it for the short time I've been following! 🙂

    Be encouraged, because we all feel that way … every blog is nicer than ours. 🙂 But your insight is totally true and very encouraging.

    And by the way, that's amazing that you and I have so many similar tastes in movies and music and books! We'll have to keep comparing notes and see what else we have in common! 😀

    Have a wonderful evening, Frannie!

    Love in Christ,

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    Miss Frannie…
    Your words always encourage me… always draw me closer to the Lord…
    Indeed, these fears can fill us..they fill me at times… thinking "Who am I… there are hundreds of other young ladies who know so much more about htmls… photography.. writing… and such. But I must remember that I am who GOd has made me… and what I write, say, and do all must shine for His glory, whether anyone stumbles across it or not…

    Storing up treasures in Heaven!


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