My youngest daughter, Jillian, began blogging today. She calls her blog, "My Quotidian Eureka." I'd question the word "quotidian," but then I went and stuck requel in my title. I'm sure that before long, she will blog the reason for her title.
You need to know four things about Jillian. First, she is my youngest daughter. (And I am VERY proud of her!) Second, she is enjoying her first year at Cedarville University. Third, she loves pink; her blog, like her room, is shaded pink (so I write with a pink font in her honor). And fourth, she is an OUTSTANDING writer. I can communicate with my writing, but Jillian paints with words. Her blog will be a joy to read.
One of her first posts provides a good example. Her Mr. Coffee machine exploded today. Most people would have told that story and let it end there. Not Jillian. She goes on to connect this situation to her life with God:
In my class (which I was late to thanks to the Mr. Coffee incident), my prof mentioned just how many times we assume, "Oh I can handle it." I think God chuckles a bit whenever we say that. Like, "Here we go again, Jillian thinks she has this life thing down again." We forget that we have a fallen human nature. We forget that we are created to be in relation with God and with others. If we simply think we can handle things by ourselves, we inevitably... well... blow up like Mr. Coffee.
Take my advice and add jillianepierce.blogspot.com to your daily reading. You'll be glad you did! I've added her to my blogroll on the side of my blog so you can link to her if you forget her address. And oh, by the way, did I mention she's my daughter and that I'm very proud of her?