Wednesday, August 26, 2009

(in)courage...

Several years ago when my friends and I were in high school, the concept of blogs and internet communities were farcical to me. I would scoff at people who met online, snicker at people who met friends in a cyber chat room, and smile blankly at bloggers wondering if anyone actually read their online diary. It was all very odd to me. You know, the online community.

A few years later, I'm the weirdo who is blogging and excited to be connected via the web to people in various locations. Prior to the blog, I was a Christian speaker and bible teacher who loved ministry and hugging people. Now I'm a Christian speaker and bible teacher who loves ministry and hugging people AND I have cyber friends who I can connect with. {Whoa, that was SO dorky, I can't believe I said it. But I did. So there.} The blog has been a platform to share the hope, love, and faith in Jesus Christ. But through my new cyber community, I've connected with other amazing women who share this same passion.

A new website has been started by Hallmark/Dayspring as a place for women to be encouraged... or rather, (in)couraged :) I've been asked to be a contributing author and I'm VERY excited to partner with these amazing women in a community of those who believe in hope, faith, and love. I'd encourage you to check out the site and be blessed by the authors who post everyday.

For those who read this blog daily, I really am touched. I've been blessed to actually meet some followers and super stoked that they were not cyber weirdos or video gamers, but actually normal like me... well, I'm almost normal--minus the whole cleaning the shower with a toothbrush thing and counting syllables in spoken paragraphs. But that's a whole other blog!

17 comments:

Jenn said...

WOW!!! I'm so happy for you. You would be a perfect fit!

Now other women will be as blessed as I am by your words :) God bless!

Anonymous said...

Bianca you Rock.. i do have a blog but which i used as personal diary, i love the way you write and express yourself, i hope one day i can do that too.. God Bless you

Kate said...

I felt the same way, but know that I can call you my friend - i believe and love the crazy internet world we live in. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome BB!! So darn cool! As always, I'm so proud of you!

-j

Kristin Collins Rasmussen said...

Love your writing! Keep on rockin!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Great opportunity for you! So happy for you. Go girl!

Bianca said...

Thanks for the love and support. Now I just gotta write something really cool... this is bad for my nerves.

When it's posted, I'll let you know :)

Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME!!! You are blessing so many women out there. Way to go gf. :)

~Maria

jacquelinefigueroa said...

Congratsx1000. This totally does not surprise me, you're awesome!

Tira J said...

Wow B! I am so proud of you and congrats on this new opportunity! I am excited to see how God continues to work in your life and for us to see HIM through the words you write on this blog. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am really excited for you!! How exciting!! :)

Stephanie said...

You are where I want to be. Thanks for reminding me of what a true woman of God is like. :)

Quirky Christa said...

Congrats...hopefully one day I'll be one of the non-creepy cyber friends to actually meet :) I will warn I'm definitely in the "dorky" category though

Diandra Ann said...

awesome awesome awesome! so proud of you! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ditto on Jackie's comment not surprised at all. He's opening doors B and you so happen to reaping in the right field. :)
Love you and miss you.

Much love...your commentator extraordinar!
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Mac said...

Holla'! <---- That's something you'd say, so I thought I'd say it for you =]

CONGRATS

Kati said...

Haha, I love this post! This is exactly what I was telling you... I feel like we are friends! :) Oh, sweet internet.

Congrats on the writing opportunity! That's so amazing.

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