Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Errand of Angels beginning...

So.. as many of you know, I love to blog about my family and other random things in my life. There are lots of wonderful ideas and feelings that I love to share. Well, because of serious promptings I have recently had... I decided to make my family blog private.
It was such a hard decision for me. I really wanted to be able to share those important feeling with others.

I specifically wanted to share my testimony about the church, and thoughts about the gospel. After reading an article in the Ensign from Elder Ballard, I really took the challenge he laid out and applied it to my blog. He said, "There are conversations going on about the church constantly. Those conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the church teaches....Now, may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration."

Well... a private blog kind of defeats this purpose. After lots of thoughts and prayer about this, my prayer was answered. I was talking to a friend, and she suggested doing a blog with a group of women. A blog where we could all contribute our thoughts. I really pondered on this for a few days, and I love the idea. So... this is what I came up with. I am in the process of asking some of my good friends to contribute. It should be fully staffed soon.

Why the Errand of Angels? Well, first of all I love the song As Sisters in Zion. I think the words have such a strong message. I also felt they encompassed just what I want this blog to be about. ...And that is the role of women. I truly believe that we on an errand for angels, to cheer, to bless, to serve, to love, and comfort. I hope we can share our thoughts on this, and uplift others and one another as we do so.

I am so excited for this, and I hope that you will share this blog with others. We will try to uplift and bless as we fulfill a small part of our errand through this blog.

8 comments:

Glasgow Family said...

Yayy!! What a great idea! I will post hopefully in the next couple of days.

Eliza said...

its beautiful, great idea Andrea!

Mishrerr said...

I'm so excited about this, Andrea! What a great idea. I feel special that you thought to invite me as a writer. :) Thank you thank you!!

Lindsey and Nick said...

I think this is such a great idea! I love it and I really look forward to reading it!

Nanette said...

Andrea, What a beautiful site. Five of my six children are married or living the college, single life. I have passed this website along to all of them. Women of all ages will greatly benefit from your willingness to share your special gift and talents. Thank you for taking time from your family to share with us. Nanette

heather said...

I love the concept of helping one another as we all become better. Thank you for sharing your testimonies with us all. I'm excited to read this as the days go on.

Flamingo said...

What a great idea andrea! I love reading all the wonderful posts!

Mike and Julie said...

What a great blog! This is our theme for Women's Conference. Would it be alright for us to use your graphic for our invite?