Friday, April 13, 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog...

We're all alive and doing super well over here at the Bradford Casa... I just haven't been taking the time to blog about it :) after numerous conversations that just randomly occurred with different groups of friends, I kind of staged my own personal blogging boycott. I just hear so often about how Facebook and Blogs are PRIME territory for amazing devoted super terrific females to compare themselves to the "Supermoms" and "Superchicks" of the world. It frustrates the LIFE out of me that the Evil one has the capability o take something as simple as a blog to create unrest/jealousy/self-loathing in the souls of God-serving and Jesus-loving ladies. Ya know? Anyway, after many a convo I found myself feeling kind of disgusted and totally turned off to the thought of typing up a post about my life. I asked myself, 'Why in the WORLD would I risk becoming a stumbling block to another gal?' Not that my life is glamorous by any...ANY means :) I have just been knd of battling that thought process. But then there's the other part of me that totally loves keeping track of the little things... Being able to go back and remember different phases of life/marriage/parenthood, remembering the little ways God has worked in our little life! Little moments of joy... And I think, 'I shouldn't let the Evil one steal my joy... There is no guilt where the motivations of the heart are pure...right?'. Ugh. I still don't know. But I DO know I have family who miss their little Bradford updates. So... An update on the last couple months and perhaps a return to my Life&Heart Virtually Documented are in the works. Time will tell. Still questioning the whole issue... But... I'll exit w a super happy thought... YAY FOR SPRING!!


8 comments:

Wendi said...

I can't even tell you how much I agree with this post. I've been having the same thoughts lately. But I do love reading your posts about your family, if that makes you feel better!! :)

Katy Livingston said...

Such a good point. Such a big reason why I still haven't started loving Pinterest yet. Either way, just wanted to let you know that Cam looks beyond adorable in the little glasses!

Shayna Arlene said...

Oh Roxanne, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this post. Although I have never felt discouraged by your posts, there is one blog in particular that I keep reading every day that makes me feel unworthy. Whyvdobi keep reading? I don't know, but I tend to find myself feeling jealous and judgmental toward this certain blogger. Maybe because this blogger has a "look at me, I'm so wonderful" attitude? I do realize I need to empty my heart of this and just not read that blog anymore. However, your blog posts tend to encourage and most of them point straight to Jesus. I dont think that's a bad thing to share with others.

Kayla said...

I'm glad you posted this too!! I wrote this exact same post and didn't actually post it, worried I would sound rude or judgmental. You said it well though! Love you!

Danielle said...

I was wondering where you had gone...:) I enjoy reading your blog! I don't think there's much that anyone could get upset over with your blog (not that your life isn't great or anything). I just think it's the blogs like Shayna talked about that cause people to go into a self-loathing/envious state of mind. I think the way you blog--again, as Shayna said, your blogs always point straight to Jesus--is actually very uplifting! & I say, if you're doing it for the glory of God, and it brings you joy, then there is no reason to stop! :)

Gina said...

Wow. I didn't even think of Satan working in this way. Thanks for sharing. Makes me not want to blog...but then again, I am VERY forgetful, and if I don't blog, I will remember nothing. I love your blog, and reading about parts of your life. :) Love you, Roxanne!!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Very very very well said. I have taken 2 weeks off, and I am not ready to come back yet!!! Hmmm!

The Keierleber Characters said...

I haven't struggled with it, but it does make me laugh, (those people that try too hard). Lol

I've been blogging.since Dec.07 and sometimes I get bummed when I see other bloggers with more followers. But I know the reason I don't have that many is because I proclaim the gospel quite often. Oh well, just being obedient! :)

Keep blogging-.I've never met you in person, butt o love knowing you as a blog friend!