Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Google Me

FACT: The number one way people find my blog is by entering the words "lazy" and "Christian" into Google.

So weird that it's a verb now.
This is according to my Blogger stats, of course. The same stats that tell me that, after the U.S., my main source of readership is Russia. Canada is third. Interesting! My husband says I should get a shirt that says, "I'm big in Russia." I'm in if I can find it in Russian!

But I digress.

I always wonder what these people are looking for. I mean, it's entirely possible a few of them were actually looking for me. They heard my name somewhere. But to have that many hits? I don't think they were looking for me, specifically. I think they were looking for one of two things:

1. How to BE a lazy Christian and get by with it. In which case, this isn't exactly going to give them the answers they want.

2. How NOT to be a lazy Christian. That's the part I try to help with, despite all my shortcomings and flaws and silliness.

Or there could be some other reason they're searching for those words together. I don't know. I did have one person e-mail me saying he searched for "lazy" and "Christian" because his daughter felt like one and was having a crisis of faith because of it. That's tough.

My family (addition coming soon).
It makes me think about what I want to enter into a search engine. Is Godgle a thing? (I realize that's a horrible, clunky name. Apologies.) I feel like, right this moment, my search is for peace. Peace with my past and my future, specifically. Laying things to rest that are behind me and not allowing them to affect my life so drastically anymore. And then peace with my future in an uncertain world, especially when it comes to my family. I worry so much about what will happen to the three (almost four!) of us in the coming years. I just want us to all be together, something death prevented in my family when I was growing up. I'm afraid it'll happen again in my little family.

So this starts me thinking about you fine folks who are reading this blog. What are you looking for? Truly? Do you feel like you have a big, daily search going on in your life? Some overarching theme in your life to which you're constantly trying to find answers?


If life had a search engine, what would you be typing in every day?

8 comments:

  1. What good is happening from my daughter struggling with mental illness? Yeah, that would me mine every day...

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    1. I think about that a lot, actually, with a new baby on the way. I think a lot about the possibility that she could have some sort of illness that I can do nothing about. I hope I can leave it up to God!

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  2. First of all, I love your words about lazy and Christian, and how people find you on google with those words. Giggle.
    Gee, I have fear about the future for my loved ones, and start each day with a prayer of thanks about something. That starts my day off on a good path.

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    1. That's a good idea! We try to say we're thankful for things throughout the day, but I'm not as good at it as I should be. We always thank God for our family at meals, but I guess that doesn't mean we get to keep it, right?

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  3. I would be typing, "God, what do You want me to accomplish today?" That's what I'd type in on my Godgle {love that, hehehehe}. Good thing He gave us His Word to help answer that question though and I don't have to rummage through all the online noise.

    Love your blog girl, I read often, but comment rarely {a girl can only do so much, but I'll try to comment a bit more}. Hoping your "almost four" goes smoothly!

    <3 Heather

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    1. Nice to see you, Heather. :) I'm afraid to ask God what he wants me to accomplish on a daily basis. That would mean I might actually have to DO something. Unacceptable!

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  4. Will I please the Lord or will I disappoint him terribly...again!

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    1. He doesn't expect perfection---otherwise Jesus wouldn't be enough. Know that he loves you even when you think you're a disappointment!

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