Today we want to throw a Bon Voyage party in our Vineyard! We are rejoicing with a friend who has begun TODAY to do something God has wanted her to do. We’ve all been there – hearing God speak, even convicting us of the changes needed and the steps He wants us to take, but life gets in the way. We continue living the way we always have until God, in His mercy, taps us on the shoulder and says, “Remember Me? I have something I want you to do.”
I am a part of a small Writer’s Group. I have been for years. Our group provides much needed motivation, teaching, encouragement and most of all friendship between those who are like-minded in one sense – we desire to use our gift to the best of our ability to glorify God. Some have been published, some have been educationally trained as writers, some are novices (I’m at the top of the list!) and some make us laugh (Bonnie is at the top of this list!)
And she is the one setting sail today on the great big blogging sea. Why? Why another blog? Because God has told her to, and she is stepping out in obedience to His lead. We are excited to see what God will do in her and through her. And most of all we are excited you will get to know her. She sees life in a way that is both humorous and meaningful. And her blog will allow us all to get a fresh glimpse of the lighter side of life.
The blog is titled, Ship Bound for Tarshish. A strange name to be sure – makes you want to giggle. But it is fraught with meaning – as is Bonnie. She always makes me laugh, but her friendship is a treasure. She helps me see me from a different perspective, and maybe now you’ll be able to enjoy her perspective too.
Congratulations, Bonnie! We are throwing a party in your honor. This post is like we’re donating a bottle of champagne from our Vineyard to christen your maiden voyage with today’s post! May God bless your writing and give you faith for the journey. I am so glad your here!
Thanks for the party! Debi, you have been such an amazing friend and encouragement to me. It is not an exageration to say that without you my Ship Bound for Tarshish would remain in port. I am honored to be introduced to your blog family, especially since I love you and your blog so much. Your blog is a wonderful example of encouragement which is an inspiration to both me and Bob (my husband).
You’re welcome! It’s great weather to set sail, don’t ya think?