Day 12 {Praise} – Finding My Way Back — 18 Comments

  1. Encouragement really is a gift! Writers encouraging other writers is wonderful – and I know I have often been encouraged by the simplest of comments! Enjoyed your post!!

  2. Thank you for your visit. It’s hard to visit everyone that comments when life gets busy. Sometimes I wish that Blogger had a “Like” button so at least you could show you’d visited a site but actually that would defeat the purpose of taking the time to read a post properly and leave a relevant comment. I do try and return the favour as much as I can. I know how much I appreciate someone taking the time to come by my site and a few positive words can be just what you need to keep on writing.

  3. Barbie, this is so good! “While we don’t write to seek out the comments, we do write hoping our words will bless and encourage others. So then, why not tell one another that?” Yes, and when we encourage others we ourselves are blessed. And, you’re right, our praise ultimately goes back to God! Blessings and hugs to you!

  4. First off: YAY YOU!!! You did it… and pushed through and posted earlier than you thought you would! Way to go! Secondly –all the yes and amens to this! I was looking at an older post the other day thanks to those FB memories and I noticed the ‘high’ (for me) number of comments… it made me long for the days when Blogging was more of a thing in and of itself and when bloggers were more vocal in encouraging and supporting each other! We are blessed to still have an active community, but it seems blogging turned in to a stepping stone and we lost some of the camaraderie that used to be here!

    • I feel the same way Karrilee. I’m not ready to give up on it yet. I really don’t care much for the other way it’s going. I will do anything to hold onto community, even my little virtual one. Love ya!

  5. I agree, we need to encourage one another in our writing. It is such a blessing when people take the time to do that! It’s also a balance, as you say- not becoming too dependent on others’ praise but keeping our focus on God!

  6. These are lovely, balanced words that warm this writer’s heart! I can truly relate to all you are saying here, Barbie. Your openness has often paved the way for people to respond in kind. It’s always good to hear back from readers but even better to be able to offer hope and encouragement to one another. Just as you do here. Blessings on your writing and weekend, my friend! xo <3

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