Monday, June 28, 2010


Welcome to my new blog! For many of you, “blogging” might not seem like a big deal. But, for me, it’s HUGE! You see, until just two weeks ago, my computer was a 12 year-old Gateway, with a massive hard drive, connected to the Internet by dial-up! Yes, you read that correctly. (By the way, it was sad leaving my weekend gig in the Neanderthal exhibit at the natural history museum, but it was just time to move on!) My husband and I have a real aversion to all things technological – for instance, he didn’t own an answering machine until we started dating in 2003! So, for a long time I really rebelled against this whole “blogging” idea. It just sounded too “OC” for me – “Hi, my name’s Sharon. I’m a Taurus. I blog…” You know what I mean?! But then, I began to get the sense that this might be a direction that God was leading me to explore.

For a while now, I have had a distinct pull on my heart (still, small voice?!) that God wants to do SOMETHING with me. I love to write, and more and more, blogging seemed to be the answer – at least a great starting point. I have really fought this one – feeling like I was “selling out” or going over to the “dark side.” And quite frankly, my hesitation also came because I was afraid. Afraid to start something – afraid to fail, almost afraid to succeed.
But then I realized a great truth from the Bible. God called all sorts of scared people to do His work! And most often, those called were not asked to do an easy thing. Forget taking a “step of faith” – they were called to LEAP!

“Hey Noah, I’ve got this boat idea!”
“You know, Abraham, I think it’s time to re-locate.”
“Moses, remember those Israelites in Egypt?”

You get the picture. God calls us to BIG THINGS, things that feel too much for us to achieve, let alone even start sometimes. But isn’t that the whole point? We are not asked to have the strength or the courage or the skills to meet His calling – we are only asked to RESPOND.

I want to be like Samuel:
And the LORD came and called…And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening!”
Here’s to my “leap of faith!!”
Where is God going to ask you to jump?!

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. LOVE IT!!!! Congratulations!!! YOU did it!!!

  2. Hello,

    My name is David Ramos. I am searching for reviewers who might be interested in reading a Christian devotional based on the life of Abraham and came across your blog because you have a similar approach to studying Scripture.

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    In the mean time, here is the Amazon page for the book in case you want to see what it looks like and read the short description:

    As far as learning about the author, you can take a quick look at my about page:

    If you're not interested, or just a have a huge stack of books you're working through right now, no problem, just ignore this email :) But if you are interested please reply back and I will be happy to send you a copy!

    Thank you again. I look forward to hearing back from you. Enjoy your week!


  3. Love it! I will say that your posts have certainly g-r-o-w-n in length :) Love you, friend!

  4. So, Sharon, here we are at the start ... six years later and yes, you are still going strong and have grown (like Debby says) but also in other ways. This was a great "leap of faith" and that too has grown. Yet, there is one beautiful writing strength here since the beginning ... God and your precious humorous style! I've loved so many of your writings in these last 6 yrs. and you just keep getting better and better, your writing is so creative and you make it fun reading your blogs while giving any reader a good boost of spiritual application to the ordinary. You take Scripture as you have here, and make it meaningful to our lives. Plus you listen well. I love that you took this leap and thus we met where this would not have happened if you chose not to follow that prompt so welcome to the "dark side" where Jesus light shines brighter through you and your honest words written so well. I'm so thankful that you listened and blog. Congratulations you truly have succeeded we know what comes next, right? I'm still waiting ... many blessings and much love with continued success in your writing and speaking if God so moves you, Peggy


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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