Amy, I am so humbled by your kind words you shared on your Blogger Recognition Award and honored to be among those listed. What a pleasure it is to call you friend. Thanks for all you encouragement and help with the Prayer Group. You ROCK!!
- Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your Award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
- Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
- Let each Nominee know you’ve nominated them and leave a link to your post.
I started blogging back in 2012 after several of my friends, who read my posts on Spiritual Leaders Of The Family and Resurrecting The Redeemed From Porn Addiction, encouraged me to take it a step further. Now I kind of combine those two struggles of being a spiritual leader and a thirty year porn addiction with everyday struggles. What a hard yet wonderful journey it has been
And then in 2013 I gave my testimony at the Wrestling For Your Life conference. It is here that I met Ted Debiase and Kerri from Kerri Chronicles. It was actually her support that got me started blogging and telling my story. She said I had a story to tell and that I had a way of making people think. So what originally started out as Speaking The Truth became Something To Stu Over after much thought, prayer and text messages.
I continue blogging because everyone is struggling with something whether it is porn or just the fact that life can be a pain sometimes and if there is a chance to offer that one person hope then praise God!
My advice for new bloggers:
Be true to who you are in your writing. Only you and God know what is in your heart that needs to be shared.
If you had told me, even last year that a blogger prayer group would be started by a few of us…I seriously would have doubted your sanity. And yet it is a reality. And the reason it started is because of this amazing community of bloggers.
So I will add…build friendships with other bloggers! Follow different bloggers…even ones that do not necessarily write on the same topic as you. Like their posts and comment on the ones that touched your heart.
To my nominees, please know that accepting this award is completely optional. I simply wanted to let you know that I appreciate you!