Inspired Blogger: Ginger of Ginger’s Corner

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Inspired Blogger: Ginger of Ginger’s Corner

By Barbie   /     Jun 02, 2014  /     Inspired Blogger  /  

I have had the privilege of hosting Ginger on my blog for Featured Friend Wednesday.  I just love Ginger’s heart, and we are similar in so many ways.  I so appreciate her authenticity and the honest way she shares her life.  I am thankful to get to host her again as my Inspired Blogger for the month of June.  I hope you will take the time to get to know her more.  She’s a gem!

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Without further adieu, meet Ginger of Ginger’s Corner.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am wife to a retired Marine and mom to three teens/young adults. We have spent 24 years in this mobile military life and have had some great adventures. One of my favorite places we have lived is Okinawa, Japan.

As a speaker and writer, I love sharing with women. It is pure joy to encourage others to grow in faith. I have been speaking for nearly 10 years—yikes—where does the time go? Whether speaking or blogging, it is particularly fun when God gives me funny things to share. I really wish I could produce humor on demand, but for me it just doesn’t work that way. Humor is a gift and is simply one part of all that God puts in my heart.

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

I have been blogging for 3 1/2 years. I really had no idea what a blog was when I got started. While living in Okinawa, I was involved with a women’s ministry on the military base. As part of ministry, God gave me a good idea for a book. The initial concept came together and I began to look into publishing. I realized blogging was a great way to share and develop my writing. Being a true techno-igno kind of gal, I had no idea how to get started until one of my college roommates volunteered to help me. I am so grateful for the kind friends who have pitched in and helped me along the way!

What is the purpose of your blog?

My tag line is “Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical.” This is the place where God meets me, where the spiritual meets the practical…my everyday life.  The blogosphere is a great spot to explore this process where the spiritual and the practical intersect in daily life. You will find a variety of posts– devotions, Biblical wisdom, how-to’s on spiritual growth, family life, military wife stuff, and sharing life as it is–all with the focus of applying spiritual truth in the nitty-gritty of our day.  Whether serious, reflective, humorous, or down-right zany, sharing practical ways to learn and live God’s wisdom is the heart of this blog.

I hope to encourage others to hang on to faith and dig in with God as I share what I am learning along the way.

What do you most enjoy about blogging?

I love being in the creative process with God. From idea to finished blog post, it is such joy to see where God takes this crazy thing called blogging. I really love getting to hear from readers as they add to the conversation.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about God’s Word, women’s ministry, and mentoring. I am grateful for the women who have invested in me with encouragement and wisdom, and I want to continue to pass on the same blessing to others.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by real women who live honestly for Christ with wisdom and joy.

Tell us something random about yourself.

Random? Hmmm… Interesting random? Impressive random? Or just random-random? How about clutzy-random? I once dropped a running hair drying in the toilet.

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

When You Are Afraid You’re Not Good Enough.  This post gets at one of the areas I struggle with. In writing this post, God ministered to my heart and taught me some important insights about using our gifts with confidence. This is a post where I was simply God’s typist, and I still receive encouragement when I read it.

Ginger_newSpeaker and writer, Ginger Harrington ministers to women in a variety of ways. Encouraging women to discover practical ways to go deeper with God is an emphasis evident in her popular blog, Ginger’s Corner: Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical.

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About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.

17 Comments

  1. denise Says: June 2, 2014 4:22 am

    Nice to meet you Ginger.

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  2. Marcia Moston Says: June 2, 2014 11:07 am

    So, I want to know what happened with the hair dryer in the toilet! Passing on wisdom is a great passion–and I know you do it well.

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  3. Sherree Says: June 2, 2014 11:53 am

    Nice to meet you, Barbie. I met Ginger at a writer’s conference two years ago, right, Ginger? I am so glad you are blogging regularly and hope to see a book from you soon. My own writing is picking up this summer, and I hope to get some much needed momentum.
    There is a Swihart family in my church here in Pittsburgh. Wonder if it is any relation.
    Barbie, if you are homeschooling your young teen, you might be interested in my teen bible studies. Would be happy to send you one.
    Sherree Funk

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  4. Cathy Baker Says: June 2, 2014 5:06 pm

    Great post, Ginger. It was such a blessing meeting you in person at Blue Ridge. Thank you for sharing your wisdom — and I, like Marcia, want more details about the hair dryer!

    I share your passion for women’s ministry, mentoring, and blogging. :) Blessings…
    Cathy Baker recently posted..When Friends Were Friends For Life

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  5. Melody Says: June 2, 2014 5:52 pm

    Really enjoyed the interview and hearing about you Ginger! I share some of the same passions and look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks Barb for introducing us!
    Melody recently posted..When Motherhood is Humbling.

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  6. Larissa Says: June 2, 2014 9:47 pm

    I am so grateful that I got to be a part of what God was doing through you in Okinawa!

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  7. Larri @ SeamsInspired Says: June 3, 2014 6:22 am

    Nice to meet you, Ginger! Getting ready to head over to your blog & read some more. :)
    Thanks for sharing a new-to-me blogger, Barbie! Always love to check out who inspires you.
    Larri @ SeamsInspired recently posted..Graduations and Teacher Gifts

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  8. Ceil Says: June 3, 2014 11:16 am

    Hi Ginger and Barbie! (My husband is an ex-marine and was stationed in Okinawa too.)
    I really enjoyed meeting you today! It’s always fun to meet new bloggers with a heart for God. I’m so impressed by your passion. That is such a beautiful Spiritual gift! And the way you feel led by the Spirit when you write. Love that too.
    Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us today :)
    Ceil
    Ceil recently posted..Ode to Joy

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  9. Beth Says: June 3, 2014 1:01 pm

    Ginger, it was nice to see you here at Barbie’s today. I know I don’t get by your blog regularly but it really was a pleasure to get to know you a bit more here. I love when Barbie shares her friends with us. And I have a big heart for other military families. THANK YOU to yours for your service. God bless.
    Beth recently posted..Get to Know You Monday (Vol. 1)

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  10. Ashley Says: June 5, 2014 8:33 pm

    I really love coming here and seeing so many new faces and reading testimonies. This was beautiful!
    Ashley recently posted..House of a Thousand Dreams

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  11. Mary Geisen Says: June 6, 2014 3:28 am

    I have had the blessing to visit Ginger and read her encouragement. The tagline “where spiritual meets practical” is so telling because one with out the other does;t provide the clarity we need. Loved learning about who you are Ginger and Barbie thank you as always that we can link up with all the other wonderful writers! Happy Weekend to all!
    Mary Geisen recently posted..Five Minute Friday – Hands

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