Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blogging: Thanksgiving Tribute

Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for many things today, but let me zone in on blogging. I am amazed at the joy and fulfillment blogging has given my life. I love sharing my thoughts and experiences here on Thriving Christians; but reading others' blogs and having them take the time to read and comment on my blog is wonderful.

So to one of my dear blogging friends, Beth at Power of your Love ; I will complete a questionaire from a blog tag she sent me. Beth has a heart as tender and loving as I have ever seen. Delight yourself and go to her blog.

The tag quesionaire: 6 random things about Kay that you probably didn't know before:

1. I love adventure and I always wanted to be a detective chasing down the guys hurting vulnerable folks and messing up peaceful living. That's kind of funny, because now I am working with prison ministry helping the offenders get their life back through the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. I never meant to marry. My mom and dad had a tragic, destructive marriage and I saw my mother as so much more than I saw myself; so I assumed I could not have a strong marriage. God had different ideas and when I met my husband we fell in love so deeply that living a day without him was worse than my fears of marriage. We had a real marriage with many issues, but through God we made it 43 1/2 years with true love at the point of his death with his hands clinging to me as he breathed his last breath.

3. I had difficulty getting pregnant and when my precious daughter was a reality within me I was euphorically happy. To be mother to her and our son is one of the most fulfilling parts of my existence and I believe she is the greatest woman and he is the greatest man on earth. Now, that could be overstating things, but don't mess with me...I am their MOTHER!!!

4. I have a call of writing on my heart, but I struggle with the process. Rarely do I believe the written words express my true thoughts and heart cries. I'm believing I will one day "write" as Holy Spirit directs and His words will come through.

5. People need to laugh in this harsh changing time. I am hoping to start up a comedy troupe with a few of my proteges. We all need some extra money and I am believing as silly as all of us can be at times we are the ones to bring a little laughing rx for a fee to a world that must laugh to survive.

6. I have an "A" thing as far as places I've always wanted to visit: Alaska, Australia, and Arizona.

In blogging tagging goes on and on. So here are the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).

3) Write 6 random things about yourself.

4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.

5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

My math is poor...I couldn't decide who to pick; ya'll are all tagged: Dorothy Laura Kathy Joyfulsister Pamela Karen Angela Jhunnelle Nicki Marilyn


Dorothy Champagne said...

If you ever follow through with number 5 - LET ME KNOW, I'll be there. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And thank you for your sweet message you left on my blog!

Kay Martin said...

Thank you, Dorothy. Well, no. 5 the comedy troupe is a reality and I will let you know when we will be playing in town near you. Our first production is titled: Running on Empty. I began this when my husband was hit with his lung cancer diagnosis. I have not had the emotional energy to pick it back up until now. The young people I am working with are extraordinary beyond discription. I've never seen such commitment to the Lord at such young ages along with incredible natural gift and talent. All four of us have coped with tragedy in life by laughing. Trust me ... we've had enough chaos and trauma to seed some mighty powerful laughter.

We covet your prayers...laughing instead of crying personally is far different from praying to generate laughter in others.

God bless you

sailorcross said...

Thank you, Kay!!

And I am so glad that God is using the internet to bring people together!! Still amazes me!! Otherwise I wouldn't have met you until we reached Heaven.

And I also am praying that any writings I may do will allow others to see the joy of Jesus and bring more and more to Him.

As for your list of random things, they are wonderful and insightful. I, too, love the idea of the comedy troupe. Maybe Dorothy and I could join??? Oh, that probably wouldn't be a good idea on my part--I'd end up laughing TOO much and spoil the whole routine.

As for my list of random things, I have had people ask me if one of them was true--the one where I'm the most bitter, angry, resentful, sarcastic person they probably would have ever met.

And yes, it is true. In fact, my friend who led me back to Christ--she told me that when we first started working together that she thought I didn't even like her!! And, sadly enough, that was true also. I didn't like anyone at that time in my life, including myself.

I can only imagine how she felt when God nudged her in my direction, urging her to take me by the hand and re-turn me to HIM!!

I thank God that she listened and obeyed Him, and I also thank her every day of her life.

I treasure your writings--don't ever consider stopping. And I treasure your comments to me. They are meaningful and I know they come from your heart.

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving--and above all we give thanks to the One who has bestowed all blessings upon us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Blessings to you, Kay!!


© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.