Thursday, February 25, 2010

full circle...

As we sat on the cherry-wood table in the green room at church last night, I had to share with him how much my life has changed. Largely in part to a simple conversation we had late one night near the Dead Sea. He never knew how much my life's journey would be impacted by a simple question: Why do you do what you do?

In true providential and sovereign fashion, I got to share with him last night how profoundly my life has changed because of a simple conversation. Sonny inspired not only my direction in life, but this entire blog. I had to do something--I just didn't know what it was.

Today marks my 200th blog post and now I get to share with you why I do what I do:
Love is still the motivating factor in all I do.

At the 100 blog post, I said I would commit to 100 more. Now this day is here and I'm promising to commit to 100 more. I wrestle with this concept of blogging because I'm not a blogger. I don't want to be a professional blogger or a mega-blogger. I want to change lives. So I'm a speaker, teacher, and writer who happens to blog.

Thank you for coming here. Thank you for letting me be ugly and honest. Thank you for accepting the broken parts of me. Thank you for walking this journey together. I'm a better person because of you. Here's to 100 more posts...

*Edit to post: If you are attending the CCM retreat tomorrow, I want to meet up! I'll be in the cafe at 5pm if you want to chat :)


Markus Riese said...

Hi Bianca,

thank YOU for writing here. Thank YOU for being ugly and honest. Thank YOU for accepting the broken parts of me, too. Thank YOU to allow me to be a part of this journey.

Thank YOU Bianca!

God bless you,
Markus :-)

christy said...

No, thank you for lvoing us, encouraging us, and inspiring us to KIR and to love like Jesus. It's weird because reading your blog posts and commenting makes me feel like we know eachother and are friends...that's what so special about your blog...u teach us to love like Jesus by loving like Jesus:)

Oh plees oh pleez don't ever stop writing:)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you're a speaker, teacher and writer who happens to blog... in the name of love. That's why I come back post after post. I'm not interested in mega bloggers. I'm interested in you. And me. And them. And us. :)

Pamela said...

Hi Bianca,
I've been following your blog since you started it. And I have to tell you that I feel like you are dear friend even though we have never met. I look forward to reading your blog because you have such a wonderful way of making me think about my life (broken, imperfect and ugly) and how I need to love more like Jesus and see people as Jesus would see them. I hope you continue to make your blog a tiny part of what you do. Because of you, your blog is motivating and can be life changing even though you may not know the people whose lives you are changing. Thanks for keeping it real, as that is one thing that is so hard to find in this world!

Bridgette said...

Apple juice cheers to that! :-) Love your blog Bianca! I'll be reading everyday for the next 100!

Cindy A. said...

Bianca: I'm so glad that we met a year ago at CCM's women's conference. I'm thankful that the Lord allowed me to get to know you through Genesis. I'm also grateful to you for your openness, brokenness, honesty, and for unashamedly declaring the love of Jesus. Heads up, I will be giving you a big hug tomorrow (the last one intended for you went to a startled Jasmin...)!

His & yours,
Cindy A.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Congrats! And definitely keep up the awesome work. Now that I've found you, I check in for my daily dose of ARE changing lives and just because you're not a professional blogger doesn't mean you're not impacting people as if you were.


Rebecca said...

I'm so glad a) that you blog, b) that you blog so honestly and c)that God led me to find your blog! Can't wait for the next 100 entries! :)

Nayi said...

Bianca... it has been such a blessing to sooo many in so many places around the world. Looking forward to many more. Your labor of love is not in vain.

Love ya Nayi

Unique said...

B! I feel like you're the big sister this bratty-only-child never wanted, but so desperately needed. I've followed this blog since the first post, mostly in silence, but I want you to know how much it means to me. You're straight up, and you know that's the only way I know how to do things :)

Thank you. For everything.

renay. said...

Here's to day one, here's to the 200th blog, here's to 100+ more, here's to your committment to God's will for your life! Cheers with LOVE!

Bianca said...

Thank you all so much. You don't know how weird this is for me, but it's like a family. Some members live far away, others are seen weekly. But we can all come here and share are victories and struggles.

With much love,

Jason said...

Congrats on post 200. I'm looking forward to the next 100.

Katy G said...

I'm so glad I found you through your sister's blog a month ago. It's amazing how much I have learned in such a short amount of time..thanks for your encouragement, your prayers, and the time you take pouring yourself into every single word you write. :) I hope one day to meet you face to face!

Dionna said...

I want to change lives too. :)

jacquelinefigueroa said...

My friend! That's awesome,I'm super proud of you! See you this weekend.

Sare said...

Thank you for being you and for blogging everyday daily thought provoking challenges! Here's to 100 more!!!

Faith, Food and Fitness For Real said...

wohoo.. 200 is something to celebrate! Thanks for your thoughts and you also inspired me to blog. I know how hard it is to blog everyday so I appreciate it.

Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Totally looking forward to 100 more - you have been an encourager for me, and stirred thoughts on a deeper level. Love that :)

amarismarie said...

caught some of the livestream last night. i didn't realize the man who opened in prayer was your father :) (what a precious man!) there was a moment when he paused with apparent emotion connected behind every word. and it was refreshing and beautiful.

i'm so thankful for the time you take every week to pour out to a community, to whom most have never share with courage your hope and love for Him and for us.

i'm hoping to sneak out there for Catwest and i would LOVE to give you a giant hug!

thank you for serving, Bianca!

FootPrints said...

Awesome! here's to a hundred more!

Diandra Ann said...

ummm... you pretty much rock! seriously. I am sooo proud of you! Keep it up girl! Love you!

DtothaG said...

Thank you for the sharing life B, and doing something about wanting to make a change in lives....may this process change and encourage you as well.

Keep feeding us....we will keep eating up your blogs! Gobble.

Anonymous said...

thank u bi for your LOVE you have for Jesus, for the LOVE you have for teaching, and for the LOVE you have for people. We all benefit from you being obedient to the Lord!! Love you bi!! :)

Cassie said...

congrats on 200. it was a big deal for me too!!!

i LOVE your writing.
i LOVE your passion.
i LOVE that you want to change lives. this fact alone makes me stoked to come back again and again to read more.

way to do the stuff B. You rock.


The Montgomerys said...

Thank you for your openness in your blogs, and for pointing us towards Jesus...this blog means a lot to me. God Bless you!

Miss Honey said...

I do love reading your blogs and I agree with you completely; I am not a blogger, just someone who happens to blog. You are so awesome Bianca and I feel blessed that I finally was able to meet you, give you one of my famous hugs, and make you my friend.

I WILL continually pray for you. I am sorry that I have not commented on your blog. I go through my stages sometimes. I haven't even been posting on my own blog. lol

We are also having an event at our church this weekend! Man! Last night was just beautiful. This preacher from England came to give us a word. He will be there again tonight. I am so excited to see all that God has for me, my friends, and my church.

I will keep the CCM retreat in prayer. May God's will be done.

Love you girl!

KIR! Yes, I remember now. lol


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