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Inspired Blogger: Carrie @ Let Hearts Bloom

March 31, 2014
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Today I am giddy with excitement to introduce you to someone who has become a dear blogging friend, especially over the last several months. I found her when she was blogging over at Carrie’s Heart, and really began to connect with her through a Facebook group we were both involved in for bloggers.  Not only has she provided technical and blog design assistance for me in a pinch, but her words truly inspire and encourage me.

Without further adieu, meet Carrie at Let Hearts Bloom.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I celebrate 19 years of marriage next month. I have four children, three girls and one boy. I homeschool them but it is me who learns the most! God teaches me (and corrects me!) nearly everyday. My favorite activity is reading. Walking and writing tie for second.

How long have you been blogging and how/why did you start?

I’ve been blogging for about five years. Wow, I can’t believe it! Originally, I created a family blog to share news with out-of-state relatives. I started to homeschool and used a second blog to record ideas and projects. I switched from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site and experimented with graphics and blog design. Writing was pushed to the backburner. Then I read the Bible for the first time at 39! I began to seriously focus on my spiritual growth. Several blogs later I found my voice and now I share my story!

What is the purpose of your blog?

My prayer is to encourage.

What do you most enjoy about blogging?

I enjoy the friendships. As a writer, I express my thoughts and emotions better through written words. So blogging is a blessing to me!

What are you passionate about?

Striving to become the woman, wife and mother God already sees. I read an analogy recently that stuck in my mind. “Like a talented sculptor before he begins to carve, God knows exactly how the finished product looks.” It completely changed my perspective! I’ve got a long way to go!

Who or what inspires you?

People who demonstrate unshakeable faith and trust God no matter the trials or failures. The apostle Paul is my biblical hero.

Tell us something random about yourself.

I am a first-year piano student. I’ve always wanted to learn how to read music and I’m thrilled I can do both now!

Will you share with us one of your favorite posts and what you love about it?

Let Hearts Bloom is very young so I don’t have a lot of writing on it yet. However I believe the more willing I am to be raw and vulnerable, the more connections I make. On an earlier blog, I wrote why I started to homeschool and how the decision evolved and changed my family. Opening my heart and home to others certainly struck a chord and I received the most thoughtful comments. I love how blogging unites us!

IMG_5247_1_crosscrop_smallCarrie blogs at Let Hearts Bloom, where she shares some of her passions: loving the Word of God, encouraging others, writing, educating her children and capturing everyday shots.  You can also find her on Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Joan April 1, 2014 at 5:26 am

    It’s nice to meet you, Carrie! We’ve been bloggers for just about the same amount of time! I’m looking forward to checking out your blog and getting to know you better!

    Blessing,s Joan
    Joan recently posted..Sharing His Beauty

    • Reply Carrie April 1, 2014 at 5:45 am

      Lovely to meet you too, Joan! I know I’ll make some wonderful connections through Barbie!
      Carrie recently posted..It’s All Right To Cry

  • Reply Maria @ The Good Life April 1, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Oh this is serendipituous because I just found her blog yesterday! Love learning more about the bloggers I read.
    Maria @ The Good Life recently posted..132 | fitness, faith & wellness weekly recap (and a little wedding planning)

    • Reply Carrie April 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

      How wonderful! I see your last post was on fitness – an area I am very concerned with lately. Look forward to visiting your blog!
      Carrie recently posted..It’s All Right To Cry

  • Reply Beth April 1, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I just love Carrie! Always so wonderful to discover who your inspired blogger of the month is. And Carrie is truly inspirational! So wonderful to learn a bit more about you, Carrie.
    Much love to you both. <3
    Beth recently posted..Friday Randomness (Vol. 21)

  • Reply Denise April 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    enjoyed meeting you Carrie, bless you.

  • Reply Karin Madden April 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Carrie! It’s great to meet you here. Funny, I started reading the Bible at 36. Late bloomers. :) I homeschool 6 kids and I, too, learn way more than they do! I’m looking forward to reading your words. I started blogging 2 years ago and I also write about my faith journey. Thanks, Barbie, for sharing your cool friends here. Bless you both.
    Karin Madden recently posted..Why We Have To Slow Down

    • Reply Carrie April 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Wonderful to meet you, Karin! We share a lot in common! I look forward to visiting your place on the web!
      Carrie recently posted..When Life Happens

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