Influence…Making my online life mean something

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The Influence Network was launched in January and it is already one of my favorite online spots. These women (yes, I’ll generalize for a sec) are real, genuine, creative, Christian bloggers. To continue with the growth and depth of the community, I’m linking up with all these lovely ladies. I look forward to meeting you all at the next Influence Conference!

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Ginger

Looking for a photo made me realize that there are no photos of me. Except for this one. And what I love about it is that it’s from a surprise 10th anniversary trip my husband planned for us in Napa. (No small thing coming from Boston and finding childcare for triplets.) Drinking champagne at Mustards, with my love. Heaven.

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1I met God. During an emergency surgery after the birth of my triplets after my health began to fail, I was surrounded by pure white and His complete joy and peace. It was like a giant hug from God and the most amazing experience of my life. Read more about it here.

2I’m allergic to most raw fruits. Unhelpful when dieting or walking through New England apple orchards.

3God uses me to connect people. I can be chatting with someone about a need, problem, whatever and He will bring to mind a different friend, acquaintance, resource that can help. It brings such joy and gives me goosebumps every time. I can’t force these situations, so I’ve started praying every day that God use me to connect people to others that can fill their needs, give wisdom, whatever it is. Since we’re all part of One Body, I feel like I must be a ligament or synapse.

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Community. Wisdom. When I first started this blog journey last summer, I was really put-off by the networks that asked everyone to play these games of commenting on each other’s posts and clicking on their links. Not because they were genuinely interested, but just for numbers and page views.  I was looking for genuine people, genuine community. So when I came across the folks that the Influence Network attracted, I knew immediately that these were my people, my sisters in Christ.

 

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43 thoughts on “Influence…Making my online life mean something

  1. I’m so sad for you that you’re allergic to most raw fruit! Michigan has some beautiful apple orchards & the apples are just delicious. It’s a shame I can’t bottle up the taste to mail to you.

    I love how you phrase the Influence Network: my people. I feel the exact same way. It’s good to meet you, Ginger!

  2. that must have been an amazing anniversary trip! i have yet to go to a winery and so want to. i too love the genuine community you can find within the network. it’s really what i need for my blogging experience. a place to build friendships and be encouraged daily.

  3. oh my goodness Ginger I want to hear YOUR story! I’m going to read it, but I want to hear you tell it someday. That is amazing.

    I’m sad you are allergic to most fruits. Oh man!!

    I remember when you and I met for the first time. I had just launched my service blog. It has been a blessing to get to know you. You are one of my most favorite women!! xoxo

  4. Ok I already love you. A. I’m about to read about how you met God in more detail. My experience is out of this world, too. So it’s nice to meet someone who could relate to that. B. I also love that you’ve identified what part you are! A ligament or synaps! Ahh makes me love the body of Christ even more.

  5. I love that you found your “people”. I totes get that! I love that when I go on the network, it has nothing to do with numbers or popularity. We’re just friends looking out to help one another and reaching out for help when we need it. It’s a beautiful thing! Also, your pic is beautiful. And I hope that if I get married someday, that I’ll get to go on some fancy trip like that. It sounds delightful. Wine and marriage. 🙂

  6. I love that you found your “people”. I totes get that! I love that when I go on the network, it has nothing to do with numbers or popularity. We’re just friends looking out to help one another and reaching out for help when we need it. It’s a beautiful thing! Also, your pic is beautiful. And I hope that if I get married someday, that I’ll get to go on some fancy trip like that. It sounds delightful. Wine and marriage. 🙂

  7. I honestly cannot even imagine being allergic to raw fruit. That’s a major staple in my diet. I’m so sorry!

    And triplets! Wow- how amazing!

  8. Your story about meeting God left me in tears, girl! What a testimony. So great meeting you today and having you in our “tribe.” Excited to peruse your archives now. 😉

  9. I LOVE that you think of yourself as a ligament or synapse in the Body. what a phenomenal calling + blessing in your life! and I’ve found the same thing within the network — I used to constantly look at numbers and try and rank myself amongst other bloggers, but I never even think of it with these women. I care about their growth just as much as my own!

  10. Hey! Just came across your blog on the link up and I am SO glad! Your passion for connecting people with needs and vice versa is awesome! I’m on my phone browser so I can’t connect to your FB or twitter (if you have them) but I want to stay connected. So, maybe pop over to my blog and send me an email or tweet or comment. So glad you’re part of the Influence community.

  11. love that picture 🙂 so glad i found your blog through the link up!
    i’ve literally never met anyone allergic to raw fruits…it’s odd, no? haha. i’m sorry i can’t ever share a strawberry with you!
    hope to meet you in september!

  12. Hi Ginger! Napa sounds awesome…but a trip to Cali without raw fruit sounds sort of difficult! Hope it was amazing! Also- TRIPLETS?!!? God bless you girl. 🙂
    Good to meet you. 🙂

  13. Wow, I love your heart and vision for this blog! And your story is truly amazing-meeting God in such a unique way and meeting him daily, I’m sure, as you raise triplets! Excited to join the Influence community!

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