Saturday, February 28, 2009

Virtual Sub- Culture?

It´s only a virtual sub culture. It´s not even a real place to visit, but it´s my place non the less.
My blog.
My blogger community friends in this virtual sub-culture have become a part of my life.

I was so reticent in the beginning. Thinking that if I started to blog I wouldn´t want to journal any more, but I am finding it´s helping my creativity, my perspective, and even my spiritual walk. My blogger friends are so encouraging and funny. Most of them are missionaries or in full time service in some capacity. It´s such a highlight of my day when I see that one of my new found friends has written a new post or when they have come by to "visit" .
I even miss them when they don´t come by. Hmmmm, does this mean I am becoming dependent? Well, to one extent it´s good. I have new friends, but to another extent I must remember not to grow too dependent. The only One I should be truly dependent on is Jesus. I am talking expectations here. If my expectations are in any one else other than Jesus, boy am I gonna get disappointed.

A verse that comes to my mind so often is Psalm 62:5-6

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my
expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
he is my defense; I shall not be move"

I say this to say, I look forward to seeing your comments. I read your comments. They have come to be a great encouragement for a missionary wife who sometimes feels out numbered. Out numbered in her own home, 4 boys to 1 girl and out numbered in the town, most everyone knows us as the sect down the street.

I say this to say, Thank you to those who encourage me and help me keep my focus.

I also say this to say, I miss you when you are away, but I will put my expectation in God and be patient.

God bless you my dear Blogger friends.



  1. Aww, that was such a nice post. Sometimes I stop and tell myself the same thing, the blogger world doesn't really exist but it does and the friends we make along the way do to.

    BTW, I love comments too, we all do!

  2. Girl, I am trying to comment but it is not letting me!!! :)
    Well, if I remember right I was saying that it has been a blessing to find new friends in the blogging world just like you said and it is also a great way to stay in touch with our already friends.
    I think we all love comments, and I always try to comment because I know how encouraging it is for me. So I comment on yours and you go and comment on mine :) hehe

  3. I especially love it when you write, Pilar seens how you are the one who got me into this in the first place. :) Thank you!

    Tori, you inspired this post actually the other night when you wrote me a comment. Thanks!

  4. Hey Dani, I don't have your email so I thought I would post here! You had asked what program we are in. We bought the book "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey, and after reading that we actually signed up for the website subscription for a year that comes with software to use to help you through your budgeting, baby steps to pay off debt, and also baby steps to building your emergency fund, and saving, investing for the future, saving for college for your kids ect. I would encourage you to click on the link on my blog, it should take you to what I am talking about. If you decide to go through the program, don't buy the book separately because if you sign up for the webisite they give you the book, and the envelope system- so we ended up with two books and were able to give the other one away! It's awesome though, Dave Ramsey is great, and hearing others stories will inspire you to do what you have to, to get rid of debt!! Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with!

  5. DaniJoy, I saw your comment on Rachels blog. Just want you to know that we will add you to our prayer list. Seems you preacher's wife's have a lot on you. I know from experience. I married a preachers kid 50 years ago and know some of the trials than can come to the pastor and his wife.
    I will add you to my blog list.

  6. Dani Joy,
    This was such a sweet post. I am your friend in the bloggy world and in the real world too.

    Can't wait til we're able to get together in a few weeks!! Let's set weight goals and see if we can reach them before you go to the Stark's!!

  7. Dani Joy,
    I know what you mean...I have made so many friends though my blog. I haven't been keeping up with everyone as much as I would like, but I'm hoping that I'll have more time to after we finish deputation.

    Well, I hope that you have a great day!


  8. I completely agree, blogging is a great way to keep in touch with everyone and to make new friends!

    Yes, you can put my blog on your home school heroes, even though I would never consider myself a hero :)

    No, I'm not a member of the home school lounge. This is the first I've heard of it.

    Yes, I live near Amy. We moved here in Oct 2006. A little bit later we joined her church. I've since fallen completely in love with her amazing family.

    I think I answered all of your questions! I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog.

  9. What a blessing to be be in the bloggin' world. It has been such an encouragement to me as well. As a missionary, far from family, friends, and home, it helps all to feel a little closer:) Though I do love my new home:)
    I don't know that we will ever actually meet in person, but I consider you one of my friends:) I think of you and the ministry the Lord has given you often. May the Lord bless you!

  10. This is great girls! What a wonderful little sub cultural group we have. :)

    It is special to call you my friends! And we will meet one day either here or in the Air!

    God bless you today in a special way!

  11. Some of my very best friends live inside my computer!!!

  12. Hi, again!

    I read Kaufeegrl's blog Capturing Life's Moments. Is she Laura? She didn't post her real name anywhere that I could find. Our church supports her sister. I saw their picture recently. WOW!!! What a crew!

    The rhino is technically an utility vehicle and as long as we put up triangle reflectors we can ride it on the road.

    Have a good night/day!


  13. Dani Joy... I love your name. Im glad to see that all of you ladies are connecting thru your blogs. Im Nina's Mom and I think your the one she said she may get to go visit in Spain. What fun that is going to be and I wish I could go too! Maybe someday when Im visiting Portugal we can drive to Spain? Nice to meet you! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Wanda Williams (Oneonta, Alabama)


Love to hear encouraging comments that uplift Christ and boost our daily walk with Him! Thanks for taking the time to comment! I read everyone of them and try to always respond at your blog, too.