Friday, September 12, 2008

Sorry if you were offended....

When I started my blog, I thought I would tie it into my business. Well, that lasted a very short
time. I found a great community and the blog took a different turn. I recently heard from
someone who finds my prayer requests, etc. offensive. If I have a request, I certainly ask for it.

If I feel the need to post about a family in crisis, I am going to post about it.

Today would have been a my husband rocks post but it is not. Prayer rocks!

For those of you living in Ike's path, I am offering up prayer and a whole lot of other bloggers are

I have learned over the years you can't please everyone. I am not trying to please everyone. I
will continue to ask for prayer when needed. I will continue to be myself. If that is offensive,
then it is offensive.

I hope all of you that read this, have a wonderful, blessed weekend.

Stay safe.



Kim's Treasures said...

Good for you Barb! Don't let that commenter bother you one bit! I am so thankful for our praying blogging family!

katylinvw said...

way to go Barb! i so appreciate the prayers of our "blogging family" too! :) nothing is more encouraging to me than knowing that people all over the world care about each other and pray for each other :)

Connie said...

You are right. You cannot please everyone. Ignore it. Prayer is important to the majority of us, sweet chick. I don't know what I'd do without it. Do what YOU want.

Judy said...

Good girl Barb. You just can't please everyone and why should we try. If the commenter doesn't want to read your blog then let him go someplace else. Like who is going to miss them?

shabbyfufu said...

Hi are a sweetie. We all blog for different reasons and I feel that we can enjoy reading each other's posts even if we may not always have the same opinions or lifestyles:-) ~XO~ Janet

Alexandra MacVean said...

Kudos to you Barb!! I appreciate your blog, encouragement and prayers. It means alot to me to have someone like you (as well as my other blogger friends), that don't know me but love me and pray for me as if we've known each other our whole life. You are definitely doing what Jesus would do.


Unknown said...

I think it's great that you address this head on....if a person doesn't agree with one's view they should just stay away from the blog.

As the old saying goes...if you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all.

Hope you have a great day,

Angie said...

Hi Barb!

It is your blog and you have every right to say what you want on it...prayer is important to so many of us! Never feel you have to apologize for your beliefs or your opinion!


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Unknown said...

Barb, you have a prayer request, you just put it out there. You are absolutely right, you cannot please everyone. Offended by prayer..ppssshaw! I had someone at work tell me that she was offended when she asked me how I was and I responded with "very blessed" because I felt gratitude for comfort I had received during a difficult time. Oh, well!!! I'm blessed! I'm not ashamed of it at all. If the person is offended they should just not read your blog! My gosh!

Glenda said...

Well your aren't alone in asking for prayers.
I asked for them as well and I don't give a rat's ass if anyone out there likes it or not.

So if that person doesn't like it, will need to pray for them.

God be with you.


Bebe said...

Hi Barb!

Someone offended by your blog??? What a nutter!! Don't let the weirdos get you down. It is your blog and you can say or do what YOU want to on it.

There's always going to be some fruitcake out there that's going to nitpick about something. Yesterday, that fruitcake found you; today he or she is on to someone else. It just makes them feel big to put someone else down (and how small a person is that?)

Just keep posting what makes you happy. I always like to come over here to visit with you. Your blog is uplifting and sweet. From the other comments on here, you can see that you are totally in the right!!!

Lots of hugs, Bebe :)

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Barb, don't even think another thought about that person. I love being able to know what's going on with all my bloggy friends and when we need prayer I think it is perfectly fine to ask for prayer. If someone gets offended that is their issue. We are not forced to read blogs. I love the support I received from my blog friends and I don't plan on changing because it offends someone. There's plenty out there that are real and truly love the Lord and care about people and do not want to discourage folks. God will bless you for sharing your faith and we just have to pray for people that are so limited. You go Barb!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Barb! I offer prayers all the time on my site. You have a warm heart and a kind spirit. Who ever made that comment to you should go out and find a different blog world because in this one we appreciate you very much.

Anonymous said...

It is your blog, and so you should write what you choose to. I don't find blogs talking about religion, etc., offensive, just a tad uncomfortable at times when the topic is the uppermost theme. When I'm concerned for someone and want to show my depth of caring, I just say, "you're in my thoughts." If someone has a view you don't like, that's why they can click to something else. That's what this country is based on: freedom.

Alexandra MacVean said...

THinking of you and hoping you had a good Saturday. :)

bj said...

EVER GOING TO TELL ME PRAYER IS WRONG. The people who don't believe in GOD and prayer need our prayers more than any one else.

Why do these people think IKE didn't crest nearly as high as they were thinking, even up to an hour before it hit land ???!!!

Anonymous said...

It was Eleanor Roosevelt that said "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"... and that goes for being offended. We and we alone are the only ones who own our emotions. So remember whenever other people are upset or offended by something, that they own that upset or offense, and you can refuse to join them. This planet is full of people looking to be offended.

We can't go around being what everone expects us to be. Living your life through other people's rules, amd be happy and have inner peace. Sad as it is, this world is full of judgment and criticism but those that judge and criticize are saying "you should be more like me" or "I can't accept who you are" I would say to that person
instead of judging others as people who ought to behave in certain ways, see them as reflecting a part of you, and ask yourself what it is you're ready to learn from them.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

This makes me so-o-o-o-o MAD ! To think that someone can say such a mean thing to you . They might need our prayers someday!

Debbie Egizio said...

I'm so glad that you posted this!

Secret Cupboard said...

Just remember darlin what our momma's taught us about bullys:
"Sticks and stone can break my bones but your words cain't hurt me"

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and God Bless you for your prayers and caring heart! I don't know where we'd all be without faith and prayers! Have a wonderful, blessed week!


Anonymous said...

Some folks think prayers are as useless as a fart in a hot skillet. Even if they don't believe in God, God believes in them and they have so much more to learn here. I could not imagine life without prayer or knowing God is here and loves us no matter who what when where or how he is needed.

Charmingdesigns said...

I had a neg. comment once, it can be bothersome for the day...thankful there are sooooo many wonderful bloggers. It's nice to meet you. couldn't tell you how I found you, lol, but I'm glad I did. Laurie

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