Let Me Be Claire

I am new to blogging. I’m sure that will become painfully clear.  I usually have a decent amount of self-confidence, but I am not feeling it right now.  I realize that anyone who can connect to the web can read this – my thoughts, my opinions. That is scary. What if I say something really stupid?! For those of you who know me personally, that can and inevitably will happen. You will forgive me, I will move on, and we will laugh about it next year.

Since I begin every day with prayer, I want to  begin this experience that way.

Lord, I am starting a blog. The life lessons I have accumulated over the years I’ve known You are wasting away in the filing cabinet of my mind. I would like to share them so that others might not make the same mistakes I did. Maybe someone will be inspired to know You in a more personal way. Maybe  someone will be encouraged to get up and go at it again. I’ll try not to use overused Christian cliches, and I will always be honest. Help me to guard against the TMI trap. And I will try not to use too many acronyms.  If You see that I am leaning toward pretentiousness, please nudge me.  I just want to be Claire. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

And so we begin…