About

Hello, my name is Phoebe (friends know I also use my second name, but for privacy I want to keep it to just my first). I am a college student studying piano, and love to think about music and arts. Because I am from a large homeschooling family and have many friends, I also love to think about community and relationships.  But my activities and my family don’t tell you who I really am: a child of God, adopted into His family by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God has made me his child, and I am grateful to say that I am one of His “works in progress” now. I know my Father is raising me into His image, and I want to learn to cooperate with Him in the process! I love to read and think about truth and faith.

Contributors: Who writes this blog? Well, I will of course, but I hope that my friends and family will send me things to post for them. Ideally, this won’t be my personal blog, but an informal forum of thoughts by myself and the people around me. So, if you have a thought thunking around in your head that you would like to share, please email it to me and I will post it for you!

Purpose: I started this because I realized I was posting too many links on my Facebook account. I realized that I love sharing ideas and information with others, so a blog was the next logical step! My main purpose is to have a place to work through my thoughts, thoughts about creativity, relationships, theology and reading. It is not primarily a place to post personal updates. Also, although I will share interesting links, I want them to be only a small number of my posts.

Writing style and tone: I am aiming for a well-written and loving tone that is edifying, full of grace, and not bitter or clamorous. (Eph 4:25-32) If anyone sees unclear writing style in a post, or more importantly any spiritual problem, I would appreciate an email of counsel or reproof. Pride especially is a pitfall for me, so feel free to remind me to post for God’s glory alone.

The meaning of “God My Grith”: Grith” is a Middle English word that means “Security, peace, or protection, guaranteed either in a certain place, such as a church, or for a period of time.” It derives from an Old Norse word, “gridh,” which means “domicile” or “asylum.” To me, this word summarizes the security we find in God when we trust Him as our Shepherd, King, and Savior. Also, because the protection found in Him is unshakable, God is sometimes called a rock and a fortress.  I want my blog to be a place to glorify my Rock and my Savior.

“As nothing is more easy than to think, so nothing is more difficult than to think well.” – Thomas Traherne

Responses

  1. I can’t remember how I stumbled across your site, but I have returned to it over and over. I keep hoping for a new post. I would like to subscribe to your blog, but the link doesn’t work for me. Is there a way you could sign me up for it? I thank you in advance. May God bless you as you continue to follow Him.

  2. Dear Carol, thanks for visiting. I am sorry I have been so busy with piano and academics lately that I have not posted, but I have a few things floating around in my head that I should get out. Just so you know, my very modest goal is one post a month.

    I’m sorry the subscription link doesn’t work, and I’ll try to fix that soon. If you are using Windows Internet Explorer, there should be a little orange square on the upper right-hand of your browser for you to click, and that should work. Or if you use gmail, I would recommend Google Reader, which is what I use: https://reader.google.com/

    It’s an encouragement to know someone out there enjoyed what I write. Thanks for letting me know.

  3. Thanks, Phoebe. The orange square is there, but it brought up a whole page of symbols with some writing, but no link for subscribing. I had tried it 2-3 times. Looking forward to future posts. I visit often and have read most if not all of your links, too. Very thought-provoking stuff.

  4. Hi Carol! I just fixed the link for the orange square. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Hopefully it will add to your feedburner now.

    And I hope to write something Thanksgiving week, after having survived writing a paper and recording an audition DVD this week!

  5. Hope you get time to post sometime soon. I have looked at nearly every link on your page but keep returning to read things over again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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