As you’ve probably noticed I’ve not been very intentional with Thought-Provoking Thursday lately. I’ve been so busy with our chickens, puppy, and boys that blogging has taken a back seat and I’ve forgotten to post on Thursdays the past two weeks. I’m terribly sorry for that. I LOVE Thursdays around here and adore the community that is being built as we all gather together to encourage, inspire, challenge and provoke thoughts!
Because I’ve been so absent minded in this area and I foresee life getting busier and busier as we start a swim team for my oldest, move to 5 days a week of cognitive therapy, and move my littlest one into kindergarten homeschool (not to mention our little mini-homestead that’s developing into much more than I ever would have expected)…
I’ve made a prayerful and exciting decision to not let Thought-Provoking Thursday fall to the way side, but to be even more intentional with it by asking one of my dearest and most like-minded/hearted friends to take the reigns.
Let me introduce (or if you’ve been around here for long, re-introduce) you to one of my DEAREST friends… Michelle (or Shell) of Intentional.me (Don’t you LOVE her blog name? Who doesn’t want to be an Intentional Me?! (not me, me but you, me) ;)
Michelle and I met one snowy day in March 4 years ago (2008)…
We had just moved into our house 3 months earlier and she had moved into hers across the street a few months before that. I was elated when I saw a mom and a boy near my oldest one’s age out building a snowman! We made our way over to introduce ourselves and found out she had another little boy near the age of my youngest son… double bonus! I can’t believe they were this little back then…
Over the past four years we’ve had lots of adventures. We’ve taken our boy crew to do so many different things…
We’ve sat in our yards a gazillion times, talked deep spiritual and light-hearted-anything talks, and watched our boys have a blast getting wet and messy… so messy!
And she’s made me think a TON of times. She’s inspired me to be a better person and to say, “Goodbye,” to car loads worth of junk; passing it on to others who might have a need.
I’m sure you can see why she is a natural choice as a person to pass on the baton of Thought-Provoking Thursday. (hmmm… not sure about the grammar of that sentence, but I didn’t want to end it with a preposition.) ;)
And, to make it all even more exciting, after our trip to Relevant together (where the Lord spoke mightily to us through some amazing Christian women bloggers)…
and after some time in prayer and a spiritual exercise through Lent, Michelle has launched a wonderful new focus for her blog, Intentional.Me. And I can’t help but think the timing of this switch is God ordained!
I know you’re going to LOVE her and the link up at her site just as much as I do! I can’t wait to be a part of our Thought-Provoking Thursday community over there! I hope you’ll join us there this coming Thursday!
♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)
Btw, I will still be here sharing thoughts and pictures as time allows, but I’ll have no set themes for awhile. Just random, hopefully encouraging, thoughts that come to mind, as well as, ways that you and I can fraddle for those we love. And, I’m sure to join in the fun by linking up with thought-provoking Thursday over at Intentional.Me on a hopefully regular basis. :)
PS. Can you believe Michelle made that CUTE Angry Bird costume up above?? LOVE it!