Posted in Confessions of a Writer, tagged blogging, book, Everything, friends, husband, intimacy, Jesus, JJ Weeks, Let Them See You, Mary DeMuth, online dating, relationships, Rivera Douthit, sexual encounters, writing on July 19, 2014 |
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I recently marked my third year anniversary of blogging.
Originally I began blogging to build a platform as recommended by agents and publishers in order to help facilitate an audience for the book I had been writing. And yes, I published the book, finished another and have more in progress. But the best part of blogging has been the people I’ve “met.”
Relationships make life worth living.
From the deeply intimate ones I enjoy with Jesus, my husband and children to the casual liked-your-post types, they all add so much to my life. Every week I’m challenged, encouraged, or uplifted by laughter not only because of my dear family and friends, but also through you, my readers and fellow writers.
I thought I’d take a jaunt down my blogging memory lane and provide some of my newer friends with the links of my fondest posts and those readers found helpful.
Mostly, I pray that whatever I write will point people to Jesus.
Here’s the Top Ten:
Did You REALLY Meet Online? About Us
A Shout Out
Is Online Dating Gaining Popularity?
The Emptiness of Sexual Encounters
What I’m Learning From My Illness
Miracles Do Happen
What is Intimacy?
Getting Well Series – How Do You Rebuild Your Life?
Online Dating…An Obsession?
IT’S FINALLY HERE!
Hope you enjoy!
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Posted in Confessions of a Writer, tagged Bible, friend, God, intimacy, Intimacy: into me You see, Jesus, relationships, Rivera Douthit, spouse on March 22, 2014 |
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Closeness. Familiarity. Seeing into the depth of someone. Allowing ourselves to be seen.
Who are you intimate with? A significant other? Your best friend? How intimate are you? Do you willingly share your heart, your secrets, your hopes and dreams? How are you at recognizing the intonations of their voice or mannerisms? Like me, do you find yourself saying “You sure know me, don’t you?”
Now think about God. Jesus. The Holy Spirit.
If you believe in God, how close are you? Or perhaps you’ve only thought of him as a distant deity. Maybe you’ve never thought much about God other than to use the word as an explicative. So if I told you that he is intimately acquainted with you, what would you think?
My blogging friend, Rivera Douthit, answers all these questions and more in her new book entitled Intimacy : into me You see. Her presentation of the God who knows and loves us reveals a depth of intimacy that may come as a surprise. I loved the way she examined various areas of life and the corresponding ways God makes himself known to us. Rivera’s use of scripture and fabulous storytelling draws the reader in and offers a glimpse into the heart of God.
He’s not going to deny us the ability to recognize Him if we’re sincerely seeking. He knows our hearts and will reveal Himself in ways best suited for us and our personalities.
That’s good news for folks who wonder how to find God.
Rivera’s book assures us of God’s love and desire for us. It also points us to ways for us to grow in intimacy in our other relationships as well. In addition, she offers thought provoking questions at the end of every chapter which guide us into considering how intimacy with God and others in our lives currently looks, and how it can become more.
I thoroughly enjoyed Rivera’s stories, and her heart for the Lord. Through Intimacy she offers us a peek into both. A very worthwhile read.
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