Friday, September 3, 2010

Feedback and a Prize

This post might look familiar. I published it last Friday. I really would like some feedback on how you use the blog. You can comment here or on the Facebook page. Just let me know what you think.

When I started writing this blog back in May, I wasn't sure anyone would read it. However, I felt compelled to write it. When people besides my mom and my husband started telling me they loved reading it and were using some of the ideas with their own kids and grandkids, I was amazed. As I wrote in my first ever post, I never wanted to write a parenting blog, book, study or anything else. I didn't want anyone thinking I knew it all or that my kids are perfect. Yet, God knew that the message of Everyday Truth -- that you don't have to be a biblical scholar to teach your kids' God's truth -- was one that moms everywhere need to hear.

From the time I first sat down at my computer to write, God has been faithful. Every morning, He provides me with something to say that will, hopefully, touch a mom's heart and change a child's life in some small way. The topics to write on are endless, but today I want to ask you all to offer some suggestions. Anyone who comments on the blog today will be entered in a drawing to receive a copy of "This Fine Life" by Eva Marie Everson, a novel set in the 1960s south about a small-town pastor and his wife. It's a great read.

So, here's what I want to know. Comment on any or all of these topics.

What topics would you like to see covered on the blog?

Would you be interested in doing an online Bible study?

How do you use this blog? Do you visit every day, once a week? Do you use the suggestions with your kids?

If you are a member of the Facebook page, what do you think of the posts? Are they helpful?

If you have used any of the ideas on the blog, how did it turn out?

Would you be interested in having an Everyday Truth Bible study or seminar at your church?

Let me know what you think. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks for helping me make the Everyday Truth blog as useful as possible for you.


  1. Hello Friend,

    I visit when I get a chance, but honestly don't have time in my life for more than one post a week. I would love to spend a good time with your words once a week, instead of feeling overwhelmed every day that I haven't gotten to it yet. Could there be a way to have one post sent once a week, in succession? That way, you can still do all the daily writing, but your work would last longer on readers like me as only one post would be send to my inbox per week.

    And yes, a seminar would be my first request. Maybe a one hour breakout at a larger women's conference.

    Love you!

  2. Lori,
    I think the topics you choose are always good and applicable because they are about the things your family experiences--real life. My children are currently 4(boy) and 7(girl). Even when they don't directly apply to us right now, I am usually able to take bits and pieces to talk with the kids about or to keep in my mind for future use. You have really encouraged me to try to get better about using scripture when praying with my kids. The one about fear back in July was especially useful. Several times since then, my daughter has had bad dreams and a few new experiences that have created fear and prior to that I had read your blog to them about fear and the verse you had pointed out about how God doesn't give us a spirit of fear. It has really helped. Several times, I have directly read your blog to my children because you just really hit the nail on the head (mom I'm scared, be careful little ears, etc). I try to read your post each day, but when I don't, I'll usually go back and read the archives. I print them out and keep them in a notebook for referring back to. I am not currently a member on the FB page, but I think I'll add it to see if the comments from others on your posts are helpful. I just really appreciate your commitment to this blog!