Friday, April 4, 2008

Spring Makeovers

I don’t know about you, but there is something about the spring air that ignites that proverbial bounce in my step. Spring cleaning, fitness goals, and outdoor excursions edge their way into my schedule. Strawberry picking, an arts festival, Afternoon Tea with Pumpkindoodle, and Pickle’s first birthday party will mark seasonal events.

An internal makeover of sorts tops my list of must dos. My heart weighs heavy with bitterness as we face yet another eminent move as early as May and as late as October (An upcoming post that will first appear at the Five Minutes for Mom Sampler sometime this month will explain the turn of events). God’s word clearly states how He feels about bitterness and to completely serve my Father, better my life, and bless others, ugly feelings must be mopped up with the dust bunnies. I’m sure I’ll weave stories of spiritual restorations into this blog.

Saving the obvious for last, my blog wears a fresh new look courtesy of the fabulously talented “Mommy” from the fun blog I’ve Changed my Name to Mommy. The side bar needs some mild tweaking, but other than that, this is the new look. I hope you like it because I love it. I think it shows facets of my personality and heart. Working with the creative and kindhearted “Mommy” was fun and easy. Please check her out.

With the exception of this post, my writing style for Becoming Me will remain consistent with past stories. I’ll continue to write posts about experiences that have impacted my life and about extraordinary lessons God teaches from ordinary circumstances. I will try to post at least twice a week, perhaps more. If you enjoy Becoming Me, it may be the type of blog you subscribe to with either the link below or with Bloglines or your favorite feed reader. I mention that only because I don’t post on a regular basis and that may frustrate some and relieve others. However, if you are interested in posts from my every day life feel free to let me know in the comment box and I’ll send you an invitation to read my family blog.

Thank you for reading Becoming Me. Please know that I pray about each of my posts and for all of my readers. It is my hearts desire that this blog honors God and draws me closer to Him while uplifting the spirits of others.

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior. -- Psalm 24: 4-5.





29 comments:

Andrea said...

Looks great! I am excited to keep reading, I have enjoyed your blog. Come by and visit sometime @beautifulcraziness.blogspot.com!

livin with me said...

OOoooo- I love your new look! Awesome!!

sara said...

Looks awesome!!! I love it!!!

Deidre said...

I'm already a subscriber and look forward to future posts.

Wifey said...

I love the new design. Looking forward to reading more - smiles!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

It looks wonderful! Very fresh and fun!

Sarah Markley said...

I love the new look of your blog!

Julie said...

I love your new blog look. It's beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I understand the wait for the job. Been there, done that.

He's faithful!!!

Love,
Julie

Brittany said...

We did some spring cleaning about 3 weeks ago when there was a snow storm, and we were stuck in the house. I mean, technically it WAS spring (well, almost). ha ha ha.

And I love the layout! I wasn't here for the old one, but the new one is classy and beautiful!

Person(Also Known As Mommy) said...

I'm really glad you like your new layout! Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. I'll definately be around to read your posts too :)

Thanks for mentioning me.

Mel's World said...

I love your new look and can totally appreciate your honesty and candidness about posts and frequency! I too am a speak the truth in love kind of girl!

Thanks!
Melissa

Joy said...

Love the new look!

I would love to be invited to your family blog if you don't mind!

Spring definitely brings this feeling of new-ness and freshness. Not only with our physical homes, but with our hearts. I always feel I can breathe easier when spring rolls around!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. Sometimes admitting we don't have the right words to say is all someone needs to hear to know you care! Thank you!!!

e-Mom said...

Your new look is so fresh and inviting. Thanks for visting Chrysalis, and nice to meet you!

Blessings, e-Mom

Lisa writes... said...

Love your new look! And on spring cleaning...I am a terrible housekeeper and spring cleaning would has not exactly topped my to-do list and now I see the repercussions of my neglect! What a visual as I consider the necessity of a clean heart and the repercussions of my neglect of confession and repentance--the hard things of purity. Bitterness easily takes root, this I know. May we instead trust the goodness of our God who does all things well in His time.

Jenn said...

Your blog design is really nice. Very springy and fresh! You are a great writer. I would love to read about your daily adventures.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Your new look is great!

So we both have iminent moves on the horizon--something in common! I am sorry that yours is not one you're looking forward to.

May God be gracious to you through it all--

Jeanne

Bonnie said...

I have just added you to my blog roll if that is okay. I think you have great things to say and I am also on a path to know God with all my heart. Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to reading more from you.

Wifey said...

I don't have your e-mail so I am tagging you here for a meme - smiles!

http://wifeyshouse.blogspot.com/2008/04/ive-been-memed.html

the160acrewoods said...

hey! spring cleaning some times is necessary to keep things running smoothly, as well as giving a new energy to it! I so understand that!

Sarah said...

I love the new look!

Joanne said...

What a beautiful blog you have. You are a gifted writer. I am looking forward to coming back for another visit very soon!

Blessings to you, Joanne

Mycrazylife said...

The new blog design is beautiful! I love the colors.

And just in time for spring. A season of restoration and all things new. God is so good!

Sandy said...

New to your site, but the look is great! I've been spring cleaning an dhad a whoppin' garage sale on Sat :)

SaraLynn said...

I love the new look! It is very nice! I always love reading your posts and look forward to reading more.
Have a great day!

Elaine A. said...

Wow, I thought I was in the wrong place at first! It looks great! I love the color.

Jessica Morris said...

I love the look too!!
And spring really is a wonderful 'fresh start' time of year - I love it!!

Heather & Reese said...

I like your new look! I will be stopping by from time to time; hope to get to know you!

Bless you! Reese

Andrea said...

It's beautiful!

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I have been subscribed here for a while now and though I don't comment often, I very much enjoy reading.

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