Friday, July 16, 2010


I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart.
~Psalms 40:8

I have been praying about the direction of my blog over the past few days...and even before I posted about my doubts/closing it down. I received great encouragement from you guys to keep it going and I just want to let you know how thankful I am that I have such amazing readers!

I know many of you have expressed your concerns about not understanding my faith completely, or my choice to "revert", or that maybe some of you don't have an interest in the Catholic faith at all, and that's fine. I feel as though it's my duty to put my faith out there and make it as interesting as I can for you all, Christian and non-Christian alike, so that I am fulfilling my obligation to God to witness and spread His Word.

I think I need to make a new "mission statement" for my blog, because I have found my truth and am no longer in that "pursuit" phase. I'll always be learning, but I know God wants to use me and this blog for other reasons now. Originally, posting here helped me sort out my thoughts, meditate on scripture more profoundly, and discuss issues with other bloggers. And I believe God did a great work in that phase of my life, but now it's my turn to encourage others and teach them all that I have learned both in scripture and in the world.

What my real desire is is to inspire other young religious people to persevere in their faith. Coming out of my first year of college, I see how much of a wolves' den the world really is and despite religious background, we all look "weird" to the average secular teen/young adult. (And honestly, not fitting in can be really hard!)

I have my personal favorite topics: modesty, head covering, love, courtship vs. dating, etc, but I also want to incorporate topics you readers want to hear about. I know there are bloggers of all ages and walks of life who pop in here, so what is it that you would want to read? Maybe I should post on the basics of Catholicism and the common misconceptions that seem to keep us divided? Or maybe stuff on my personal life/walk in the world...or maybe LESS on that (hahaha sorry I seem to post on myself a lot...especially when I am in a rough spot with those who completely don't understand my religiousness.) Or maybe you want other little things sometimes that have nothing to do with new recipes I am trying (I experiment a lot...but seeing as I am quite picky, very few make it into my "reuse" pile haha) or music I like...or...something! haha

So please send feedback when you can. You do not know how much i appreciate your comments because it lets me know how I am doing...if I am catering to your needs/interests well enough. I want to keep this going for God's glory alone and for my continual learning (posting still helps me meditate on spiritual topics...and you guys teach me loads as well!). I just need your support...and the chance to pick your brains!

Thanks my lovely readers,
and as always, I hope the Lord continues to do good
works in your lives, blessing you every step of the way!
Peace to you all,


NeverEver said...

Hey R.A.! I found you on Jesse's blog, and I have to say that I really appreciate that you keep an open mind and heart and struggle daily to worship God and do the right things.

I would really like to keep in touch with you and have more conversations if you are interested. My knowledge of Catholicism is admittedly limited (since I was raised protestant/baptist) but I feel like we could learn a lot from each other.

Hoping to hear more from you soon,

~Joseph the Worker said...

Sounds great! Glad you made this choice.

Charisms on Campus said...

I would love that NeverEver! I'm glad I stumbled across Jesse's blog because I've missed having discussions with Muslimahs and, just in general, people of other faiths. You ladies are very wise and I admire/am inspired by the zeal you have to follow God :)

(This is inspiring me for interfaith posts too lol)

Thanks so much for your encouragement Joseph, you've always been such a helpful reader! :D