Monday, April 22, 2013

Back on Track!

So, I've been a bit off lately!

Honestly, I've been a bit discouraged!  I never started this blog with the intent to get famous, but somehow the "comparison bug" got a hold of me and I started questioning myself! 
Soon I was looking at my most favorite blogs, seeing how many followers they had, how many comments they receive, adding up how much money they must make off of advertising, and, well....let's just say - it wasn't pretty!
I've always intended for this blog to be an outreach to women...basically a way to "mentor" in a Titus 2 sort of way.  With so many women asking about mentorship, and my lack of ability to meet with them all and still care for my own household, blogging is a great way to reach many all at one time!
I almost gave up!  
Then, last week, one person made a comment to me about my blog!  Nothing big...just an unexpected visitor!  Not even someone who falls in the audience I'm targeting!  And it made me realize ~ there really are people out there reading!
I talked to Ken about my discouragement, and how that simple comment changed my thinking.  Ken reminded me about my purpose in this blog in the first place...and really, I'm writing and posting for God's glory, not my own! 
We all find ourselves in the comparison trap sometimes! We all get discouraged! But, we don't have to stay there!
Today is going to be a glorious day!  A perfect day for a new start! 
If you are finding yourself discouraged...maybe just at a low point, let me encourage you!
"...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith."(Hebrews 12:1-2a)
Look out blog world...Mama Cook's back in the race!


  1. One nice thing about a blog is that it's "out there" for anyone at anytime. You never know when your encouraging words may be needed 2 years down the road.

    Also, remember sharing pictures and stories through e-mail and having to put out 30 e-mails then forgetting someone? And facebook statuses are much too short!

    Personally I find blogging a great way to reach out to people and much more efficient than e-mails, etc. Blog on, Momma Cook!

  2. Justeen and i were just talking about falling into the comparison trap today!! Women are especially susceptible :)