Thursday, January 1, 2009

Introducing LINGER... A Fresh Concept for a New Year



2009. 

A New Year. 

A Brand New Blog. 

And a subject I am most passionate about - Abiding in God's presence. 

Constantly. 

Consistently.  

But what does that really look like, especially in the midst of a woman's chaotic life? This is the question I will endeavor to practically and creatively address together with you. Girls, our lives may look completely different, but I guarantee each of us struggles with the balancing act of our daily routines. Lingering conversation and devotions with God are often some of the first things cast aside, reserved for more reverent times - quieter times. 

Need it be so?

Oh ladies, I can hardly wait to begin seeking His presence more fully with you. Will you join me in discovering what quiet-time really is, and how we can enjoy God's presence in ways we may have never considered? 

As a desired participant, you are most welcome to comment freely with your own experiences and stories. In fact, I encourage your feedback. This blog is the humble beginnings of a book I'm currently preparing and if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to possibly include your thoughts in the text - with your permission, of course. But before that - for now - I'm ready begin our journey into The Art of Lingering. Are you? Oh, I pray so...

It's a good year for a new concept. And always a good year for Lingering with the Father. 


21 comments:

Michele Cushatt said...

Beautiful! Beautiful design. Beautiful title. Beautiful challenge. Your heart comes through so clearly! Thanks for gently pushing us to linger--and love it at the same time!

Margie Vawter said...

Very nice. I echo Michele in her comments. :) I'll be joining you in this journey.

Sharen Watson said...

Thank you so much for joining me. And thank you for your complements. You can follow if you'd like, but if not, I'll be updating each Monday.

Happy New Year, Michele and Margie. Love you both!

Paula said...

This is so beautiful and so you. Welcome to blogland.

Patti Shene said...

Sharen, your blog is most impressive. I would like to join in and at least read your comments every Monday. I often long for that time to linger in the presence of the Father and not feel like I'm so rushed with my devotions. So much of the outside world presses in on our spirits all the time, I'm afraid. May God bless you richly in this endeavor. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous, and blessed 2009!

Robbie Iobst said...

Sharen, Yay! Congrats on the new blog. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the idea of lingering in His Presence. I look forward to being inspired by your writing. You go girl!

Eileen Key said...

Lingering. I long to learn this art. Thanks for the invitation.

Kay Day said...

beautiful blog! Beautiful theme.
I want to follow but I can't. Why can't I follow?

Sharen Watson said...

Kay Day... why can't you follow? What's up with that? C'mon, follow, follow. You can do it. LOL!
Patti... So glad you're going to join in weekly. I look forward to your feedback. Rushing and Linger-ing contradict one another. Feel free to rest here. :-)
Eileen... Yeah! So good to Linger with you my San Antonio sister.
Oh Robbie... You just continue in your Linger-ing. You inspire me more than you know.
Paula... Thank you for the blogland welcome. You are my blogging inspiration. :-)

karenp said...

Hi Sharen,

Love it! The concept of this blog goes along with the devotional that I've been reading since August, "Jesus Calling."

One question...is that your house up the hill in the header picture? ;-)

Blessings to you on this new venture.

Sharen Watson said...

Karen, Wouldn't it be lovely to live up there? Alas, no. But I love my own cozy home down here in Southeast Texas. So glad to see you here, Karen. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Danica/Dream said...

Nice blog Sharen!

Marian Merritt said...

Sharen,

Thanks for the invite!! Yes, I long to linger...

Nice blog and congrats on accomplishing your first goal of 2009!! I'm sure it will be but a springboard to accomplishing the others.
Looking forward to your updates.
Grace & Peace
Marian

Tami Boesiger said...

Yea! A new way to stalk you! Seriously, I look forward to being able to follow you. You are a sweet spirit, Sharen.

Tami Boesiger said...

Oh, and hey, GREAT profile pic! You look awesome!

nettie-fudge said...

I, too, will check in on Monday for your blog. A wonderful beginning of my week, I'm sure. Love you, my friend, and look forward to learning to linger in God's presence much more in 2009.

nettie

Sharen Watson said...

Tami, Marian, Danica and Janetta. So glad you're here. Thanks for joining me, and I'm looking forward to all of your input as we do this thing together :-).

Tami, you crack me up! LOL! We can now stalk each other with our blogs :-D HA!

Jan Parrish said...

I can't wait to read more. Beautiful design.

And I'm so HAPPY you've finally agreed to start a personal blog!

Sharen Watson said...

Thank you, Jan! Your input means a lot. I mean, you are the queen of blog-land after all. LOL! Seriously, you finally got through to me. You and all those others... you know who you are :-). It was time. I'm so glad you're with me on this journey.

Peg said...

Beautiful blog, Sharen! I just learned you'd returned to Texas and back at the helm of WFTJ, too.

I've clicked the Follow link so I'll try to keep up. How I long to Linger a while. This should be good for me. Even in these late years of my life things are hectic. Of course, I bring it all on myself. (grin)

Love you, girl!

Sharen Watson said...

Peg... So good to have you aboard. I hope you enjoy Linger-ing with the rest of us here. Love you too, my Vegas friend. :-)