Friday, September 17, 2010

Caffeinated Randomness - New Possibilities


There have been a lot of changes going on here in the Prairies, some good, some sad. This week I started my own meme called Martha Mondays, something I feel God has been leading me to for a while. I just had to figure out how to work it in during the week. Unfortunately and fortunately, Music Monday changed from being weekly to monthly. I'm sad for Shawntele and I'm sad that I won't be posting music that the spirit moves me to every week, however, I'm embracing the change and proceeding with my own meme. That doesn't mean that I won't take part in Music Monday occasionally. It just means that I can share music anytime with you.

Recently I was approached about possible writing opportunities, of which I'm still praying about and seeing if that is where God is truly leading me to or my own vanity. I have to admit I was a bit shocked. I compare myself with other bloggers and feel I fall short. I believe that we all feel that way when there are so many talented people around us. We will see if this is where God is leading me or what other opportunities He has for me.

There is one project I'm currently involved with that I really can't tell you about. But it is allowing me to serve others in the blogosphere. Don't worry, for those who know how nontechnical I am (thankfully, I'm married to a computer guy), I'm not doing any designing. that would be a big mess since I still can't figure out how to make my own header, even though I followed the instructions exactly. This opportunity is allowing me to help someone who has helped me and who continues to help many others. I can't wait to share this with you, but I don't want to share it until it is officially announced on her blog. I won't even tell you where it is.

The last change is the opportunity I have been given by our Caffeinated Chieftain (she will always be that in my eyes). Andrea has made the decision to following a new leading by God and to give up blogging. I'm so happy for her and sad for all of us. Andrea has been a true mentor to me in the blogosphere and in real life. In fact, this blog would not be what it is without her. When she first told me about her blog, I told her I had one but hadn't done anything with it. Then she called me out on her blog. I was inspired to change the focus and remember talking to her at our local paddling pool about possible names. Andrea is a friend who pushes me into areas that I really don't want to go, but know that I can through God's strength. She is also the friend willing to go on crazy bike rides in the summer or to the mall for a Starbucks/shopping run.

As sad as I am to see her leaving the blogsphere, I know that God is working in her life and she will not just be mentoring me, but also all the preschoolers in our area. We are so blessed to have her. I'm excited that she will be teaching my middleman this year and can't wait for her to teach our baby in 2 years.

I hope you will all join me on Fridays for Caffeinated Randomness here at Lost in the Prairies. I can't wait to know each of you better and to hear your randomness in the craziness of life.

10 comments:

Jen said...

I totally get what you are saying about the opportunities to write -- is it God's calling or my own desire to be published? I've found peace in the discerning process, though, by asking God if He would have me write something that ideas would flow like a river and that if it is not my place, I suffer from immense writer's block! It seems to have worked so far.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Such a sweet tribute to Andrea..she's great, isn't she? So glad that you are going to be doing CR. I'll be joining you, but probably not today as I've got a busy day ahead of me.

God is going to use you in a big way, and I look forward to seeing it unfold. Praying for discernment for you as you ponder opportunities.

:)Erin

Annika said...

So glad you will continue to do CR, it is always fun :)

God often uses the least expected to do great things! I'm excited to hear what you are up do. Don't worry about what you think you may lack, for God has given you all you need to do what He has planned for you!

Bobbi said...

Thanks so much for continuing CR...I just love the coffee themed Meme! I'm always wired and ready to be random, ya know!? HAHAHAHA! Thanks for the love in regards to my allergies...it's as good as a cyberhug gets! Smiles to ya!

Mitzi said...

Very sweet tribute. I am new to your site. Found you by way of clicking here and clicking there. I managed to click onto Andrea's blog and well, here I am. I am looking forward to forging friendships with other Christian women...I am feeling a strong need for this in my life at this point.

Michelle said...

I want to thank you dear ladies for dropping by this week. I admit that I was a little worried that nobody with come and drink some randomness in me. I'm so glad you all came and enjoyed the support and advice about the writing. Hope to see you all next week!

Cindy Bultema said...

Dear Michelle :)
Wow ~ lots of new updates for us! I pray God will make His will clear for you regarding your writing possibilities. I also look forward with eager anticipation to see what blog you are assisting with. And I will be sure to join you in CR as I can. Please give Andrea a hug from me. I'll never forget her sweet spirit when we both participated in an on-line conference together (and both came down with HUGE colds that week). God has blessed you both with a special friendship.
Enjoy your weekend, my friend!
Cindy :)

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Hi there..I had to tell you that I liked your responses to that ridiculous quiz. I didn't want to be too vocal on my opinions..I am reserving that for later :).

But I had to say, I found that they kind of "dumb down" us SAHM's and the working mom's have such a selfish reputation. Did you sense the selfishness? Don't get me wrong, I know MANY selfish working moms. And you're right, it does NOTHING for the dissension.

Just wait until you see the reader comments that I'll post later today after soccer.

Hugs,
Erin

Andrea said...

I am so glad you are continuing this and so happy to see everyone over here giving you some love! :) Thanks for making me cry - I am so going to get you back - haha!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Michelle, thank you so much for continuing CR. I'm a little late but better late than never, right?

Andrea IS wonderful and she will be truly missed.

I completely agree with Erin - I love to see how God is using you! You GO!

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