Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why I Blog

Often, I'm asked the question, "Why do you blog?"
Today I thought it would be appropriate, because I'm back from a little break, to finally share why I write at These Happy Times.

The Truth.

I blog because there is a passion within me that calls me to write, to share, and to speak the truth that lives inside of my heart. I blog because the Lord calls me to share my life in an honest way. the good. the bad. the ugly. the pretty & the sad.

Writing here - sharing creatively is an expression I value. I view life as an adventure, hoping to live it out with the passion it deserves while sharing pieces of it with others. I write so that in a year from now I have a place to look back on to be confident that I've grown as a person. I never want to remain the same, I want to continually grow.

I blog because I value community. I value people. Relationships.
Mostly, I blog because there is a passion in my heart, placed there by the Lord, that calls me to share my life. To share it honestly, to be real. Not just to share it Here but in every day real life relationships.

To share my story.
To speak from my heart.
This passion leads me to pour out words that often are not mine but things the Lord drops within me.
I share them with the hope of encouraging you. In the hopes of sharing who Jesus Christ is to me.

I blog here & share vulnerably because the Lord has called me to.
For me, this blog has become a ministry. I love agreeing in prayer with the sweet ladies who email me or fill out the anonymous prayer form. I am humbled when ladies in need of prayer or someone to simply talk with ask if we can skype for a bit to talk about truth. I'm grateful that when I'm in need of encouragement that the friendships I've made through this community will send me a fun surprise in the mail, a card to say they are praying, or will call me to talk for a while. I'm so thankful for this community. 

My life is not perfect.
Sometimes life brings heartache & sorrow.
I write here honestly in these times.

Often, I fail, struggle, and need another chance to get things right as a wife, mommy, & friend. . I'm thankful that there is grace. That grace allows me to share those stories here. 

However, most of the time life is beautiful. Even when life is rough around the edges & heartache is real -  it is still filled with joy, grace, mercy, & much love. Ten years from now These Happy Times will be such a blessing to my heart. Looking back on this space with excitement remembering all the joy & happiness we have had in our life. Its a place that I can literally scroll through and see precious stories from our family. Its a place that is filled with testimonies of what the Lord has done in our lives. Its a place for me to look back to be confident that I'm growing & becoming the woman God has called me to be. 

Thanks for letting me share my life with you. Thanks for letting me share my sweet family with you & stories from our life. Hope this helps you get to know me a little better. I hope this helps to answer the question of why I blog.


  1. Brittany, you always encourage me and I love that you share the beautiful and the difficult. You are a beautiful lady!

  2. i love this brittany. I love your sweet spirit. and I love that you want to see your growth. thats what I want too. I never thought of my blog that way, but its definitely what it is..and i know even through the actual blogging process, it has caused me to grow and be intentional..love you, friend.

    1. Thanks Julie, yes I'm so thankful for this blog. Getting to literally go back over the last year & see how much I've grown as a person, mom, wife, friend, and especially in my relationship with the Lord. Its a great gift to give yourself!

  3. Love this, Brittany! It's funny, this is exactly what I've been thinking about a lot lately. I haven't really had people ask me why I blog as much as I tend to ask myself that question. There are times that I honestly start to lose my passion for blogging. But somehow I always end up really missing it. Something always sort of calls me back. I think you explained perfectly what that something is. Glad to see you back on here, by the way! :)

    1. Thanks Krystal! It is hard to walk away from blogging for so many reasons...for me the main two are genuine community & personal growth. Making sure I"m growing & not stuck. Happy to be back.


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