Friday, January 19, 2007

Accountibility Through Blogging

Didn't have anything particularly earth-shattering to report, discuss, or share today. But, after getting in the daily blogging habit, I felt like I *should* be preparing something. And, as I surfed through some unknown blogs today searching "for treasure" as directed by Jules at Everyday Mommy, I stumbled onto a theme. Many of us use this as an accountability tool!

Lisa shares her progress and discoveries as a result of her commitment to read the entire Bible this year. Shannon has used it to document her weight loss. We're all putting friendly pressure on Debbie to finish painting her dining room - just so we can see what color "pumpkin butter" is. Tonia at Little Old House On the Hill In The Woods used her blog to journal her "30 Days of Nothing" idea. Katrina blogged recently about her "line in the sand" to not buy any more books 'til March! LOL

My initial thought: how odd that we count on complete strangers that for the most part we'll never see to keep us accountable, committed, and on the straight and narrow. But, on second thought, isn't that what the fellowship of Christ is meant to do? To edify and support each other?

Ephesians 4: 15-16: "...but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head -- Christ -- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. "

How cool is that? ;)


lady of value said...

When I first started blogging, I wondered what the buzz was all about, whoppee, a blog. But I love to read others blogs and I too love the encouragement I get from complete strangers all over the country. When faithprints changed I gave up blogging, but a certain blogger friend kept encouraging me to come to blogger and I am really glad I did.

Denise said...

I agree, I love giving encouragement, and receiving encoragement as well.

Debbie said...

It's soooooo cool! Yeah, and about that diningroom, I have changed the curtains twice. Still not finished, but plan to post at least on pic tonight. Will be so busy the rest of the weekend!

Unashamed said...

Yup. As I go about my day, I often find myself thinking, "what would the 'ladies' think of this?". Though we've never met face to face, we ARE family, connected to each other in Christ, and it is a real privilege to give and receive encouragement to one another.