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Welcome to my blog: Today's Lady Virtue. This site is for women--wives, mothers, singles, widows, family, friends, etc.! My heart is to share loving encouragement coupled with timeless truths from God's Word, the Bible, to enlighten, uplift, and empower women of today. At Today's Lady Virtue we're about "Reclaiming Virtuous Womanhood today the Time-tested Way!" Here you will find a variety of posts from poems, to "Put into Practice" principles, to pictures and more! I invite you to voyage with me on the quest to become Today's Lady Virtue.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Word Counts Can’t Number God’s Wonders

1300 in 2008.

900 in 2009.

25000 when God kicked me outta my comfy seat.

4100 of someone else’s.

5600 to encourage baton passing, heritage building, and legacy leaving to future generations.

17000 on marriage.

14000 on family.

16000 on me, myself, and I—personal growth in Christ.

and 2000 poetic.

Altogether, 85,900 words have filled my heart, flooded my mind, and flowed out of my fingertips onto this blog since one November evening when my dear friend answered my question, “What’s a blog?”

Of course, that inquiry begged for more time than our “Here’s your milk, bread, and eggs.” “Thank you for saving the day once again with emergency groceries!” exchange would allow. However, my friend briefly tipped me off (i.e., “basically a blog is…, This tool makes it easy to keep track of my subscriptions--sort of like an e-mail inbox, go Google “Google Reader,” I’ll e-mail you more soon.”) and headed to her home to unload groceries, herd children, serve dinner, and order bedtime.

Though I can count words of blog posts, I can’t number God’s wonders.

Though I share many stories, life lessons, pictures and poems, stories about Jesus would saturate the world!

All these posts and pixels I publish to promote just ONE.

My audience of ONE—for Your Majesty, God.

My purpose of ONE—to glorify You, God.

My hope of ONE—to KNOW You and make You KNOWN more, God.

And like that starfish story I’ve heard before--You know, the one where a little boy tossed living starfish washed upon the sandy shore back into the tiding ocean to live some more. “I made a difference for that one,” he believed and continued his mission to save drying and soon dying starfish.

Perhaps a phrase in a post or maybe a message in your feed will “make a difference for that one” reader whose hope is drying up. You feel stranded on a sandy shore--alone. You try—you see the way home, but strength sapped and stuck, your will to give, to live will soon die. But God’s word is living and active—may He engulf you in the tide of His love and the truth of His word. May one message--one word from the heart of God--uplift, refresh, and restore your hope, that you may fully live some more!

"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,
and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).

Holy God, You are the word! Author and Giver of Life—You spoke, and it came to be. Everything! Before paper or alphabets or BIC, before our pet was called “dog,” before every. single. noun. had a name, You Were. You Are! You Will Be. Oh, my heart praises You--You alone are worthy. Take these words, God, and use them for Your good, Your glory, and to recount Your infinitely, wonderful stories. I ask You, Lord, if there’s just one reading Your words on this post, will you please "make a difference for that one?” In Jesus’ name, Amen.


  1. Thank you Shannon for reminding me of just Who my audience is. Sometimes the "silence" discourages me, but when I reflect on my aim and my audience, my writing is so worth it...because HE is worthy!
    Praising JESUS along with you!

  2. Jess, Thank you for your comment ((HUG from God)) today. Have you read Angela Thomas's book, Do You Know Who I AM: And Other Brave Questions Women Ask? I read it, oh, less than a year ago and God spoke to me through it. In the planning process of my TLV website and book writing, I felt challenged by this quesion: Am I being too visionary? God didn't let me doubt His call or plan before my head hit the pillow that night. "I think I'll read a chapter in my book before I go to sleep," I said to myself. God answered the cry of my heart and stilled the struggle that waged war in my head. You see, apparently I wasn't the only woman asking the "Too visionary?" question. God answered Angela and He clarified Himself to me, too. I AM WORTHY. Thank you for confirming God's answers with more praise and testimony to our Lord, the Living God--How Great Thou Art! Love in Christ, Shannon :)