Defining Moments Explained

October 16, 2008 — 7 Comments

Define means “to state or set forth the meaning of a word or phrase”.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to know the meaning of words and phrases! Dictionaries have been to me a bit like a treasure chest, holding incredible truths and a wellspring of understanding! Beneath their ordinary bindings lie delightful, captivating and gratifying revelations.

Likewise, I find everyday-life filled with a multitude of defining moments. Moments, like definitions in a dictionary, that bring truth and understanding. Throughout my days, I encounter moments that cause me to search for understanding or grant me a glimpse into the truth — or sometimes the lie — living inside my heart.

Whether it be a candid moment with my grandchild, a heart-wrenching time with a friend, or a moment of laughter with my husband, I tend to look beyond the experience in order to glean some understanding. Upon grasping the understanding I move towards application of the truth that has been disclosed. I consider learning to be an action, not simply knowledge. I want to be a “doer” of truth!

So why call my blog “Defining Moments”? Because they are what has shaped my life. — past and present defining moments. Always, always, journals have been my “secret place” — where only the pages have heard the ramblings of my heart. Recording them here, and sharing them with others — now that’s a defining moment!

So this is it! My first post! A true Defining Moment!

7 responses to Defining Moments Explained

  1. This is an EXCELLENT idea for a blog! I love it! (And that guy in the red shirt in your picture? He’s a cutie!)

    Your “About Me” section alone made me tear up a little. I’m going to love reading your Defining Moments!

  2. I love this title, too!!! And I’ll be checking back frequently to read the next moment.

  3. Thank you so much for these first comments! You guys are the best encouragers — I know that’s not a word — oh well!

    And Felic, that guy in the red shirt — I love the way you love him! It makes me tear up!!

  4. Oh Cheri!

    I'm so proud of you!

    I know that I always learn from your spoken words; can't wait to gain understanding & truth from the written words you describe as "defining moments!"

    You Go Girlfriend

  5. How awesome!! What a great opportunity for you to share the spoken words of the Lord with others! =) I’m so proud of you stepping out and sharing your heart! It truly is… a defining moment in your life! Congratulations!


  6. Well, you are definitely a born blogger. You’re so good at it already. The world is lucky to have you here.

  7. Meeting you and then marrying you were two of the most significant defining moments of my life! Thanks for not letting me scare you off and especially for saying, “YES!!!”

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