Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stepping boldly into the blogging world

Here I am, for better or worse! When I finally made the decision to join the burgeoning "blogosphere" (inspired by my recently rediscovered friend, Ruth), I thought I might go conservative and create a site just to keep up-to-date with family and friends. But whether you want it or not, I'm going to give something more than that -- in short, my thoughts on Life, the Universe, and Everything. I hope you find something interesting and/or encouraging in my words. 

So why "A Sanctuary Sought"? One of my greatest goals in life is for my home to be a sanctuary for those who enter it, and especially to my husband and child(ren). I enjoy hosting people for dinners  and barbeques, even though it's a bit of a drive for most of our friends to get out to our home in the wheat fields. And it brings great satisfaction when someone comments that they feel peaceful and relaxed when they visit.

Of course, with a 10-month old baby girl and a tightly packed schedule, the "sanctuary" isn't always easy to create. When I first returned to work after becoming a mom, I struggled to find any peace in our home, and despair and frustration stole my joy and contentment. I spoke with my pastor's wife, who encouraged me greatly -- but the real break came when I found a little book called "To Love, Honor, and Vacuum: When you feel more like a maid than a wife and a mother" (Sheila Wray Gregoire). I highly recommend this book to any woman who is or hopes to be married one day. I won't try to summarize it here (just go read it! really!). I will say that God used it to help me bring balance back to my life. It still takes determination and perseverance (with a strong dose of organization!) each day, but I have learned that choosing to do something with joy can make all the difference in the world -- even laundry and dishes.


  1. Hi Megan. I now have another favorite blog that goes right to the top of my blog list. For a long time, I have wanted to start a blog but have never made the step. If you can do it with your busy schedule, maybe I can too. I love what you wrote in your blog.You are a good writer. Another famous book a little older than To Love, Honor and Vacuum is Practicing the Presence by Brother Lawrence (Not sure of the spelling).


  2. Your blog is beautiful! I guess you must know html. It's wonderful. I am going to put you on my blogroll. Oh, I somehow found the blog of the woman who wrote that book. I think that it was through 5 minutes for mom. Yeah for you!

  3. Ruth - Thanks! I do know some basic html coding. I picked most of it up when I had to build a website in college. I'm sure you'll pick it up in no time. Sheila's blog is wonderful, and is usually the first thing I read in the morning when I get to work and I'm waiting for my sera to thaw in the lab.

    Dad - Jump in, the water's warm! I think you would write a very interesting blog, and I would love to see you put your writing talents to use. As far as having time for it, I'm trying to practice "telling my time where to go", so to speak. But that's for another blog posting...