Saturday, July 16, 2016

Comment Box Or No Comment Box...



How Lovely...

We are all searching for the true peace and strength that come from the only truth
and stable thing in this entire universe...

I always enjoy the blessings and freedoms that come with
being a wife and mother!

I have choices every single day!

I can be a part of the chaos and darkness and wring my hands!
But I have chosen the better thing.

I will sit at His feet and meditate on His word...

Some of you had noticed I had taken off my comment box,
It was not because I had to;
But I wanted to see if I wrote a post to get comments!

I realize that that was not the case;
I have had my share of women who hate what I love...
I do not have time to comment on most blogs myself,
(as I have only so much strength and time)

My heart wants to please my Father!
I want to use my time to love my family!
I want to write posts, that inspire and challenge others to think!

I can see that the darkness is getting darker,
But I have always chosen the light of Gods Word...

Can I be a voice in the wilderness?

Yes, I can do that!

I will try to always be my Utmost For His Highest...

I am but a whisper in a very loud world that says look at me!

I do not want to silence those that share a comment that helps others.
We are told to use our hearts and minds!

So I will try to hang onto what is good!
I will choose what portion He has given me!

We can not run away from all that is good and holy,
Because of a few bad apples!

Please always feel like what you say and comment on matters!
We all need to have a friend and a place to be safe!
What are your thoughts on having a place to comment?

I do not want to appear fickle, I just need to do what is right!
And as you all know, sometimes it takes a while to know what best
suits you and your family...

Maybe it was very wise to take off my comment box,
I will see and if it feels right then it will stay.

Sometimes I just want someone to tell me what to do!!

May I ask your Opinion??
Is having a comment box on this particular blog a good thing,
Or is it easier to read and run?

As I prefer at times to just read and ponder!
By the night time I have very few words left...

I appreciate your input...

I will pray about this again and I will see if I have an answer as what to do!


22 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

You know, Roxy, you have to do what feels right to you. I always walk away from your posts with something to ponder. Sometimes you challenge me to search for truth because I am honestly pricked in my conscience about areas that need to be dealt with. The Holy Spirit often speaks to us through others. I have learned that it doesn't matter if I have 2 comments or 20, there if there is some "1" that is touched then I in turn am touched. Love you friend. Continue to speak the truth in love.

Christine said...

I appreciate your blog with or without a comment box.
My opinion? No comment box. We are richly filled with just your words.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Hey, dear Roxy! Well, there are times when I'd like to comment, mainly to agree with or to encourage you, but I know that some people just look around the Internet for a place to dump their ugly views on others, and those we'd all like to avoid in our comment boxes.

I've tried closing my comments box before and I missed the interaction with my readers. I felt lonely. But there were times when I have had it open didn't get comments and felt lonely then, too. What I've found is that if you want comments, you should be willing to give comments. If you'd rather avoid that because it IS time-consuming, it might be best to keep them closed.

So there's my 2 cents plus a few more! lol ;-) God bless!

Hartslove said...

Hello Roxy,

I am one of your frequent readers. I am in Maryland, U.S. I may have commented only once, but I do tend to read comments after I read your blog entries. In fact, I think your commentary on another blog (either The Enchanted Rose or She Graces Her Home) is what led me to discover your blog. Whatever you decide for now, and whether you change the options from time to time, I will still visit to see what you've shared.

Alexine

Anonymous said...

I hope you leave your comment box up!your blog is an encouragement to me and I appreciate being able on occasion to let a blog writer know when she is a blessing.I am more inclined though,to email a blog writer as I don't always like leaving comments on the internet too.Thanks for your writings.Joslyn

Linda said...

Hi Roxy,I subscribe to your posts and read every one.
I very seldom comment because I can only say how much I am encouraged by your words in every post.
I'm 60 yrs.old and even among my friends I don't hear much about being a wife and mother, they all work and don't understand why I don't want to.
I feel so blessed to be home.


Linda




Debbie Harris said...

Hi Roxy~I believe that you should listen to the Spirit as you lay your request before the Lord. Only you can know what you need to do.
I have often wondered if not having a comment box was the thing to do and just allow readers to visit my blog with out having to comment; but I have come to find out that relationships are made through comments and I would hate to loose those friendships that the Lord has allowed to take place.
For my self, I enjoy hearing from my readers but at times it can be time consuming to respond to the comments, and then there is the visiting and commenting on other blogs that can also be time consuming.
It's finding a balance and then allowing what works for each of us individually to be our happy place with no pressure.
You will find that peace, dear friend.

You are loved~~

Tracy said...

Hi Roxy, I think it is good to check our motives occasionally, to make sure we are doing this for the right reasons, to bring honour and blessing to the Lord, and to be a light in the darkness. So, I too, need to constantly check myself. My quiet time this morning was 2 Corinth 13 v 5: Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
Quite profound for me to then read your post.

I do believe a comment section is a good thing because what if we do get it wrong? Someone may point out a subtlety we did not see? Or maybe they are blessed by our words and we are blessed in return because the Lord used us?

God bless
Tracy

Jocelyn said...

I appreciate the comment box because I like to send a word of encouragement when I've been encouraged. But like the others have said, you should do what you feel led of the Lord to do. We are creatures of communication, and hearing from our friends gives us a feeling of being kindred spirits. We may not all agree, and hopefully no one would pose an unkind comment. We all need a word of hope. Know that your blog posts have been words spoken in truth and love. I appreciate that.

Lisa B said...

Hi Roxy.
I just want to thank you for your posts as they encourage me to be a better wife, mother and homemaker. I do love reading others comments on your posts, but realize that it can be time consuming and draining when you have to read ugly and demeaning comments. Go with where God is leading you and what you feel in your heart. I will still look forward to each new post and the wisdom you have to share.

Anonymous said...

Personally, Roxy, I hope you bring the ability to comment on your blog back, but I certainly understand that pleasing the Lord and ministering to your family is what is most important.

I know some people like to stir up dissension in comment sections. I generally don't comment on a blog if I disagree with its content.

Please continue to pray about this issue and do what the Lord leads you to do. I'm glad to be able to comment on this post! :)

~Lady Virtue

Terra Hangen said...

I think having a comment section is more friendly and makes our posts conversations, instead of us just writing with no feedback. I don't follow blogs that don't allow comments.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I really like being able to comment here Roxy. And I think you might miss some of the fellowship that happens here. On the other hand, I know how hard it is to keep up with it all, especially when we feel we want to spend our time taking care of our home and family. We can't get stretched too thin.
So, haha, I don't have a real answer. If you don't have a comment box, I can always email you! xo Deborah

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Roxy, I totally agree with what Deborah wrote. It is very time consuming visiting and commenting on blogs and can be overwhelming. You have inspiring and lovely blog posts that you write. Maybe you could have the comments back on and then if it gets to be too much take it off for a while.
I hope you will figure out what works best for you. I will stay in touch with you by emails. Take care and all the best.
Julie xo

Anonymous said...

I am relatively new to your blog. Something about what you were saying/blogging just spoke to me. I am not a "faithful" follower, but somehow the timing of when i do check in was just the right moment for me...know what i mean? So, if you were wanting feedback hope this helps. Who and why you blog, only you know. I am just happy to be reminded that my role in life as a mother and a woman is more than i am hearing on the evening news. Maddie

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying your blog. I will often read comments posted, even though I very seldom post. I've often found other good blogs from comments posted. But really, it's what you're most comfortable with. I can certainly understand that you would not want to read hateful comments. Darlene

living from glory to glory said...

Thank You ALL so much for leaving me such great feedback, sometimes we just need to hear from others. It is like when your shopping you just need someone to tell you which item looks best on you! Sometimes we cannot see what is really just right there!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Roxy, so nice to see you today. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I have been visiting here but the last few times your comments were turned off. So glad to see I can leave one again.

You know, I like to be able to say something when I visit. Your posts are always so inspiring and teaching that I want to tell you so.
I think if someone reads and runs at times, it happens but those that leave a comment help us to know our direction with friends and what to post about.

You have to do what feels best for you and your time to balance being on the computer, time with family and time for home. I have really taking a step back from blogging to focus more on just life in general, my family and have asked God for his direction in this matter. Posting once a week without doing all the links has been a good fit for me going forward. We can only do so much and be on the computer so much. I really am enjoying being able to have more creative time again which for me, is important.

Wishing you a beautiful week and what is best for you going forward on your blog. My visits here are a blessing for me when I read your posts and I always love to leave a comment, but if that brings you stress in feeling like you have to reply back to everyone, then it's not right for you!!

God Bless your decisions!! xo

Stephanie said...

Good afternoon, sweet Roxy! My, what a surprise and delight to find your post had a comment box {{smiles}} I know you have shared your heart with me concerning this matter and I am simply saying what others have said and what you yourself already know...prayerfully seek the Lord and let His Spirit lead you. Dearest friend, you must do what is best for you. I can say that I love being able to comment on your blog, but it's not up to me..it's what God has in store for you.

You are a woman of prayer and I know you will do what's best :) MUCH love to you!

Camille said...

I, for one, have missed your comment box, Roxy. I even looked for a way to contact you by email to tell you that I have been blessed by reading your thoughts here. I agree...there are times we have to test ourselves to see what our real motives are. It can be tricky to discern at times, can't it? I appreciate being able to respond to something on a blog as it then seems more like a conversation. I do hope you decide to keep your comments open....but, as Stephanie wisely said, follow the Lord's leading as to what He would have you do. Hugs to you! Camille

Jann Olson said...

Roxy, your posts are always inspiring and love chatting with you; even if it just through blogland! :)
hugs,
Jann

Jennifer said...

Dear Roxy,
I know I am terrible at leaving comments on your posts. I'm sorry. I am so encouraged by what you write and often think on it for a long time. I understand the challenge of the choice of having a comment box. You are a very sweet gentle woman who I want to be like as I mature. I have much to learn and it is so wonderful that you have your blog which teaches and inspires woman to walk in the ways of the Lord.
Hugs, Jennifer

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