November 11, 2009

What Religion Am I?

Over the past three days I have had nearly 500 people trip across this blog.

When those stats showed up in my email this morning my jaw hit the floor. Holly Cow!

I don't really pay much attention to the stats, I just find them interesting, this morning I found them very interesting.

I'm not entirely sure what caused the surge of visitors to my blog. I'm sure it had something to do with Blogher adds and something to do with my post about Grandpa Wayne.

What really threw me was the "most searched," stat. Visitors were searching for my religion.

Which I thought was curious. So I went searching for my religion and found out that no where on this blog have I said what religion I am.

When I told my husband about the stats his first question was, "What kind of pictures did you post?" When I told my husband about the religion search he asked, "Are you hiding something?"

I'm not hiding anything so next time you search, "religion" it will come back with the following sentence. My religion is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" or Mormon.

It has not been intentional that I have not spoke about my religion more like, "I am what I believe, I am what I am."

Being a member of my church is a big part of my life. I believe in the teachings of my church and I try to live the gospel the best I can. I do not always succeed. In fact I probably fall short more than I measure up. I struggle every day to do better, to be kinder, to live what I know.

Most of all I believe we are all children of God. He loves us equally and offers us more love than we can comprehend. I love blogging because when I sit down and share my life the ups the downs, the successes the losses, I feel like I am acknowledging what a wonderful gift this life is.

I guess more than anything this particular stat has taught me to share the gift of belief more. So I guess I will sign off with my most favorite sign off that I ever read.

Prayers and Hugs,


Larson said...

Hey lady what religion are you??? Just kidding. Interesting about your visitors on your blog. We need to have another girls night out sometime soon. It seems like it's been forever! Sorry about your Grandpa Wayne. What a blessing to be a member of the church and have knowledge of where he is and that you can see him again. I want to know more about when you were at the U! That's interesting too! :0)

Anonymous said...

More important than what "religion" you are - what is your relationship with Jesus like!

John 14:6 "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

In Christ,

Kathryn said...

Huh. So, you never did figure out why the surge in visitors??

Odd...that's stuff we blogger wanna know!