Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blog Photo & Purpose

You might be wondering about the photo at the top of this blog. Beautiful, isn't it? It's a photo my wonderful husband took on his latest mountain trip here in Ghana (April 2008). We live not far from there (depending on road conditions and traffic going out of town).

It just reminds me of my desire to "live simply so others can simply live".

Ghana is not a fully industrialized country. It makes me wonder what the United States was like before all the "modernizing" it has gone through in the last couple hundred years.

This blog is dedicated to all those people who think there is no one out there like you. Somewhere in this world, there are people that feel like you do, think like you do, and believe like you do, and maybe even look like you (not all at the same time, mind you...). I know because I once felt that way myself.

This blog is also dedicated to posts that help encourage others. To borrow from a song I know, "to make it easy for those behind." Meaning that I want to share my experiences to help others that wish they had known this before... as if I were able to pass this on to myself about 15 years ago when I married my life long companion. We have been through a lot together.

So join me. Maybe I'll need encouragement along the "living lightly, but purposefully" road as well.

Shalom,
Loretta

1 comment:

Sarah Halter said...

I was wondering about that picture! I came over from the Frugal Friday link and when I saw that picture, my very first thought was, that looks like Africa (I've lived in Kenya), and then I saw that you live in Ghana! I've read your three posts on this page and enjoyed them very much. I'll have to bookmark your blog to come back later, since I have to get back to work now!