Sunday, June 6, 2010

Name Change

I started this blog on a bit of a whim {you can read my first post HERE}. It was a rainy Friday afternoon, and I didn't have to work, so I just went for it. Needless to say, I picked the blog name quickly without a lot of thought {if you know me at all, you know that not thinking is not like me - my maiden name is "Ponder" for Pete's sake ;)}.

So since Day 1, way back when, I've gone back and forth about whether or not to change the name. I tend to lean to the cheesy side, like way to the cheesy side, so my hesitation was that whatever new name I would pick would inevitably be too much.

Then came the word delightful.

It is a fabulous word, a beautiful word, meaning greatly pleasing or entertaining; joyful.

I like to think of it as describing those things that make it impossible not to smile.

It encompasses not only what I hope this blog to be but something I hope I can be as well. It can be placed in so many contexts - some simple and some complex.

A story can be delightful, or a thought or opinion. A photo can be delightful. Honesty is delightful. A good, hardy belly laugh, a fond memory, and a warm piece of pie {especially ala mode!} are all delightful. A hand written note in the mail or a surprise visit from a friend- so very delightful.

But ultimately, my goal is to be delightful in the sight of the Lord.

I can't ever be perfect, or even have perfect in sight. Some days it feels like I am living from mistake to mistake, but God doesn't see it that way. He forgives so that despite my multitude of imperfections, I can still reach for greatly pleasing Him, being found joyful by Him.

Can I entertain Him? I don't really know about that one...but I'd sure like to think so.

Make no mistake - I know I do sooo many things that aren't delightful - that's where that forgiveness comes in ;). I also know you have to be other things besides delightful, like strong and courageous and faithful and bold, but I still think you can be delightful all the while.


I'm not very good with directions, never have been. I miss turns or turn too soon or get distracted by baby miniature horses in a pasture along the road {they are THE cutest things ever}. But Delightful, that's where I'm trying to go.

Plus it starts with a "D," like Damascus, which is just enough cheesy for me. ;)

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

LOVE this! Cute name! AND thank you for stopping by my blog! Look forward to catching up with you :)