Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thank You!

God has blessed me so much through the creation of this blog. It is hard to believe that a year ago I was steeped in anger, and when I consider how God has taken my sin and turned it into this website, I am just speechless. And not 24 hours ago, one of our readers, Natasa of Croatia, asked permission to set some of my words to a music video. The following is taken from Helper By Design, one of the very first posts ever published on Reformed SHEology:



This is just beautiful! Never in a million years would I have thought that this blog would have such an impact on so many people, myself included. I just wanted to take a brief moment to extend my thanks to Geraldine for offering her insights to this site as a wife and mother, and to our readers (both of you). Okay, I'm just kidding. I know there are more than two people who read this blog. But seriously, I just wanted to take a moment to genuinely thank each one of you who reads the posts and/or has left encouraging words for us via your comments. In past months when I felt discouraged, this blog was one of the few things that brought me joy. Each person who has been touched by what has been written here has given greater meaning to those experiences that inspired the corresponding posts. Thank you again to everyone for your support.

This has truly been a work of God in my life, so naturally I would like to express my gratitude to Him for rescuing me from myself, changing my heart and teaching me the beauty of true femininity.

Soli Deo Gloria!

6 comments:

Natasa said...

wow... you have already put video here... I am surprised... how did you know it was made and publish?

Geraldine said...

Praise God in how He has used this blog! Thank YOU Jen, for asking me to contribute. I never in a million yrs thought how this blog would actually change me. God has used it indeed in my own life for sure. You are very blessed and gifted in how you are able to post on a topic. God has used them in an amazing way. Something may happen for me to lose hope in a situation and you go and post on a similar thing bringing encouragemnt (and conviction higlighting sin and areas needing to be changed in me).
Biblical womanhood unfortunatly is not widely accepted amoungst many Christians so this, and now the forum, praise God, is a great place to talk and discuss things with like minded believers.
I pray this blog will always bring God the glory and edify the saints!

Jennifer said...

Hi, Natasa. I just happened to look at your profile and then your blog and I saw it there! I do not speak the language but I clicked on the videos and saw them. Nice John Piper video, by the way.

Sammybunny said...

What a beautiful video! I have always thought of the Holy Spirit as the aspect of God most akin to the creation of women, but I have never seen it put so succinctly!

Jennifer said...

Dr. Dwane Mercer, who is a pastor here in Florida, was the person who first brought my attention to this concept -- I had been watching a re-broadcast of one of his messages on marriage and I was stunned by his presentation. "Helper by Design" was (technically) the very first post on this site. It set the foundation for much of what is discussed here. I later realized that Elyse Fitzpatrick wrote a book by the same title. It's on my reading list -- I plan to tackle it one of these days.

Kurt said...

Beautiful video!