December 27 is my 60th birthday!
A milestone I’ve been needlessly dreading. It just sounds so old, yet it’s just a number, they say. No, not to me. I’m a person who God designed as a deep thinker, one who looks farther in search of meaning, a person often described as “too intense.”
As a digger, researcher and treasure hunter, I peeked into the number sixty to find its meaning can be the combination of the numbers six and ten. Six = man, man in independence and opposition to God (the flesh) and human labor contrasted with God’s rest. Not a great number LOL! Ten = complete and completion of a cycle. So sixty can mean completion of the flesh, as in the product of six and ten.
GOAL: Well – that is my goal – to complete projects, complete a certain season and walk in a new level of maturity where I allow the Spirit of God to transform me into a less self-centered person.
Since I began writing this blog 3.5 yrs ago in May, 2014, my deepest heart desire is that God would use my small voice as a missionary of hope. I yearn to bring life to others and grace to the weakest ones, those in cyberspace I’ve never met.
STATS: My stats always humble me and keep me on my knees. Truly! I restrain myself from taking them too seriously, but as a good businesswoman I analyze them year-end for trends and to set improvement goals. To date, they reveal 16,000 all time views of my 220 posts by 9,000 global visitors. It is unfathomable to me that someone in Finland, Australia, England or South Africa reads my words. Truly inconceivable!
BIRTHDAY REQUEST: Many of my readers are quiet. The type who click over, visit a couple of articles and slip out wordlessly. Catlike folks who meander, feed and slink out. No offense intended, but people need feedback, especially writers. I know you love me because you keep coming back, LOL but at this milestone time in my life, would you leave a comment? Tell me if my blog has blessed, encouraged or helped you?
A REAL birthday treat would be for you to FOLLOW my blog (sign up as an email subscriber or follow as a WordPress Reader). And kindly forgive me for asking but I need to know if my efforts are making an impact. After all, words are one of my love languages.
Thanks for your loyal readership and kind comments the past few years. They stoke my fire, making it a pleasure to post here. Much love to you nameless, faceless readers: you are prayed for and held dearly in my heart!
Christian author and inspirational speaker of truth that makes the darkness tremble. Author of two non-fiction books.