It’s a good thing I don’t get paid to blog because I’d be broke. I’m not good at being consistent with it. I can go for months without posting then post three times in a week. I love that I have the freedom to write or create when it hits me though. So, I’m thankful this is a hobby and not a job.
What have I been up to the last few months then that has kept me away from my blog? Well, a lot of stuff. Nothing earth shattering to keep me away this long except for the simple fact that my life is evolving. I’ve been struggling with how to write with what’s on my heart when what people expect to read here is recipes and health related articles. With that being said, I haven’t hidden the fact that my blog name is not just Paleo but also Hope-as in “Hope in God in all things”. I’ve been feeling the urge in my heart to write more about this side of it.
I am guessing I will turn some people away with my writing about God…that’s ok with me. I will not deny Him (Matthew 10:33). That’s the cool part about writing your own blog, you can write about whatever YOU want and if people read it, awesome! If they don’t, that’s fine too. I write not just for others but also as a form of release and creativity for myself.
I’ve struggled with how to go about adding posts that are strictly about God when this blog isn’t just about religion/faith. The more I pray though and the more I read the bible, the less complicated it seems. I need to not worry what others think and do what is right for me. I have many doubts in myself…I’m not a theologian, I don’t know the bible front to back, I don’t know a lot! I’m a sinner, I’ve been broken, and yet I remind myself…we all are. Maybe, just maybe the words I type will reach someone in a way they need and God will use me as his vessel to help someone. Even one person. That is enough for me to push on and type without fear.
I can’t tell you how many posts I will write in a month and how many of those will be about food, health or God, because like I said above I am not very consistent with it. But what I can tell you is that I will be writing more about my faith and if that’s not something you want to read about then that’s ok. You can choose to keep following my blog and only read the Paleo type posts or you can choose to unfollow. I have a heart for God and I have been feeling an intense calling to share some reoccurring thoughts so expect that soon.
I’ve taken a big step back from some things in my life in order to spend more time in prayer. If you follow me on Instagram and noticed a drop in my posting there, that is why. It is easy to get drawn into social media and forget the things in our life that really matter most. The people in front of me, time spent with God, my calling to be first a wife and a mother. PaleoHope is NOT my main priority. There are times I have to check my pride when it comes to Instagram. Seeing how many likes a picture received, how many followers I have, etc. at all hours of the day. I realized that is not a feeling I enjoy. My worth is not dependent on any of that. It’s fun to interact but I have to make sure I’m doing it for the right reasons and not for my own glory. So for now, I leave you with this:
He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
Food alone does not sustain me or fulfill me, and my blog will be a more true reflection of my life from here on out. I pray that God blesses you in many ways today.