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Do I need to say that working through this book competes with blogging time? Which, in some respects, is fine. I look forward to learning the program and drawing more pictures to illustrate greeting cards and blog posts, so I very much want to spend serious time studying this book and working through its tutorials. In so doing, however, I also desire to maintain this blog, believing the Lord uses it for....
I hope for His glory. I hope through the words I type, He strengthens Christians, inspiring then to both study Scripture and to apply it in their daily lives. I hope that typing out my ruminations on His Word will fix my mind increasingly on Him so that I have no time for temptation, and no interest in worldly pursuits.
I also hope non-Christians will encounter the Gospel as they read my various posts. I hope the Holy Spirit will show them how utterly helpless they are to atone for their sin, which will necessarily condemn them to hell. And, as they accept that utter helplessness, I hope they will see God's inexplicable grace in dying on the cross in order to atone for their sin, as well as seeing His power to rise from the dead.
I enjoy expressing my creativity both through digital art and through blogging. Both art forms require time and nurture, demanding that I balance my time and energy between them. But I pray that, in both, the Lord will receive the glory. Otherwise, I'm wasting my time.