Lenten Thoughts and a PSA: What Happened to My Old Blogs

I rarely write blog posts these days, and I almost gave up on posting on IG too. But as I mentioned in my post below, all of this is God’s and for His greater glory, so. . . here I am.

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It’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything here on Instagram. Partly because I have been so swamped with work, chores, ministry tasks, and of course, everything related to the kids!!! 🙃 Part of me actually enjoyed not posting anything, and I was tempted to really just not post anymore.😂 BUT, just like my blog, Twitter, and other social media stuff, this IG account is *not* solely mine to claim; it’s the Lord’s!!! 🙌🏻 And since Lent begins tomorrow, I’m back to invite you all to make it more meaningful. ✝️ Swipe for more details or keep reading 👇🏻 I also included a link to an old blog post sharing 40 ways to a more meaningful Lenten season in my linktr.ee profile — just click on the link in my profile 👆🏻 . This Lenten Season, we invite you to enter into a 40-day personal prayer time with God. Let Him meet your deepest needs in five ways—as our Father, our Leader, our Provider, our Healer, and our Protector. As we journey this Lent, we encourage you to: LISTEN to the Word that will touch your hearts. WATCH stories of hope and victory from ordinary people. PRAY in silence and be alone with God. REFLECT on His messages and share them to bless others. Embraced: A 40-Day Online Lenten Devotional Premieres February 26, Ash Wednesday, 12 nn Watch on Facebook: facebook.com/thefeastofficial Subscribe on YouTube: youtube.com/feasttvofficial Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/FeastRadio Grab a copy: feastbooks.ph/shop ✝️ . . *Episodes will also be shown on the Feast Ortigas Galleria – Sunday 4.30PM FB page, every day at 12 noon. 🙂 Be blessed and be a blessing! Share this with your family and friends. 🙂 #embraced #youareloved #lightofjesusfamily #thefeast

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Posted this on IG on Shrove Tuesday. Just before Ash Wednesday last week.

I have been asking God lately about what He wants me to do when it comes to blogging. You see, I actually used to own both the “TrulyRichMom.com” and “TrulyRichandBlessed.com” websites but due to some technical issues beyond my control, they have been completely taken over by different entities, and now the content is totally different! 😦 I thought the issues would be “fixable,” but apparently, no. My heart is broken, but I claim that God has a deeper purpose behind all of these.

I guess it’s also fitting that God allowed me to see what has happened to my old websites—especially “TrulyRichandBlessed.com”—during Lent. It is, after all, the season of “giving up”. The season of surrendering to God and declaring, “More of You, less of me.”

Lately, especially after reading Kendra Tierney’s post about “control is an illusion,” I have come to realize that I still have a looooooong way to go when it comes to “abandonment to God’s will and acceptance of my current situation,” as Kendra wrote.

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross
(Hillsong Worship)

Anyway, as I have said in the past, what I do on the web, including on social media, is for Him. I started blogging 10 years ago (WOW, TEN years ago!) here on WordPress.com using a free platform, and now, here I am, back on a free platform. 😀 God *must* have a plan for all of this, I’m sure! (Claim it with me?!)

My very first blog post!!!!

Maybe it’s time to give up blogging for now, since I rarely have time to write posts anyway? (And I’m still not even sure if people besides my family and friends actually read my posts! LOL!)

Or maybe it’s time to “rebrand” totally and come up with a totally new blog?

I really don’t know yet. So I guess this will be one of my Lenten prayer intentions! (Pray with and for me, please?)

In the meantime, I hope you’ll journey with me as I discern what God wants of me when it comes to the blogging department! Praying for you and all your concerns! (And I know all of us have so many, many concerns, including the recent Taal Volcano eruption and n-CoV—now COVID-19—epidemic!)

Lord, have mercy on us all! Mama Mary, pray for us!

P.S. If you’re an old blog reader/follower or if you’re from a PR company that I’ve worked with in the past, and have been wondering why in the world those sites look completely different (and not at all “mommy-related”, and showing content that’s NOT me at all), now you know what happened! Please feel free to follow my posts here instead, or better yet, subscribe to them. You can also e-mail me via trulyrichandblessed@gmail.com 🙂 God bless!

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