Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Things Are About to Change

One day soon when you stop by this little corner of the blogosphere, things are going to look a lot different. Edie is in the process of designing a new blog layout for me, and it's going to be great. I am so excited for you to see it!
As I was thinking about the "look" I wanted my blog to have so I could give Edie some direction to begin her work, this is what I said to her in an email.

When women come to my blog I want to convey a feeling of hope and peace. I want them to feel like they are safe, and in the presence of the One who loves them endlessly. But I also want it to be real. Not perfect. Know what I mean?
I think she has done a wonderful job of capturing that essence.
I hope you'll agree.
And I hope each time you visit this place, you truly will feel like this is a safe place - where the One who loves you endlessly reaches through my words (I always pray that He will!) and speaks to your heart.

Perhaps my favorite part of the new header is the piece Edie included to convey "real." There's something on it which I hope will cause you to think, That woman understands me. She is not perfect. She struggles just like I do, and I feel comfortable with her. And when the new design is up, you are going to have an opportunity to identify that aspect of the header and enter for a chance to win one of my books. I'll give you more details when the time comes.

For now, I want to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I'm going to take a blog break until Monday - but then I'll be back to tell you a little more about the new layout. See you then!

Karen

15 comments:

jtkpatch said...

I am so excited, that place sounds wonderful! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, God Bless.

Mary said...

I can't WAIT to see it! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daveda said...

HI, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me over at Grace Talk With Daveda in Touched By The Fathers love. Please come on over and check it out!

Being Loved By Him, With You,
Daveda

Edie said...

To God be the Glory. I'm looking forward to getting your new look installed Karen. You are such a delight to work with.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friend.

O Mom said...

I always make sure and have time to read your blog each morning because you do somehow give me what i need or might need later in the day, and that is a reminder to bring it all back to Jesus. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, your struggles, your realness, and Jesus!

KelliGirl said...

Can't wait to see the new look. I love redecorating!!

Wishing you and your family a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

gianna said...

okay, so i apologized and we are all good. I'm so glad i obeyed because i could have easily NOT obeyed! This is a huge step.
And it was after i apologized and went to lunch that i read your comment and i grinned. a big grin. thanks so much for your encouragement. and i am so excited for your new look! i gotta get eat now that i'm actually at lunch!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to "unveil" of your new look! It sounds fabulous!!

Wishing you & your family a very Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!!
Enjoy!!

Patricia nyc

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Edie does awesome work! She has patiently worked with me on a few things. She's my go-to-graphics-gal!

smooches,
Larie

luvmy4sons said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet sister

Angie Muresan said...

Can't wait to see it, Karen! Happiest Thanksgiving to you. I am grateful for the wonderful blessing of reading you and feeling touched by your words. God bless you, dear Karen. And God bless your family.

kreed said...

Looking forward to seeing the new look!

LA said...

Can't wait to see your new design. I love your choice of scripture for the tag line. Oh...if I could just be STILL on a more regular basis I know God's peace would flow more freely!

LisaShaw said...

Hi Karen,

I love love love Edie and I'm sure the LORD will lead her to bless you abundantly in a blog makeover. Can't wait to see it.

Pray you and your family are well. Love and hugs!