A new blog for a new year!

Welcome to On the Willows! My friends and I are really excited to share this blog with you!

There have been many times in the past year when I have seriously considered starting a blog. But I was so busy with school, I felt like I couldn’t give as much as I would like to it.

One day, while walking my dog, Luther, I was thinking about how grateful I was for the amazing women that God has put into my life. I was wishing that more of my friends had blogs, so I could read more about their life experiences and what they are passionate about. Then it hit me… start a collaborative blog!

A couple of months ago, I made a private group on facebook and added many of my friends to it. I explained my idea and immediately, they were in! They started posting ideas and topics that they would like to write about and read about. It shouldn’t have surprised me that they were bursting with ideas and a desire to write! More recently, they have been submitting fantastic writings to me that will be posted this month!

I am a person who values and cherishes community. Of course, I would prefer to spend quality time with my friends in person, as opposed to scattered communication over social networking sites. I can do that with my Boston friends, but many of my friends are in California, where I grew up, and all over the U.S. and overseas! We believe there is potential for something very special for the online community of On the Willows. It’s a place where we can be honest and open about life and our faith. The “portrayal of the ideal self” is not welcomed here (I will blog about this soon)! We value the way that God thinks of us, and the way He values all women.

On the Willows is not my blog, it’s our blog!

Be sure to bookmark www.onthewillows.com and read often! Tomorrow, our first contributor, Stephanie VanTassell, will write about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Please do not miss it!

*Visit the “About” page to read more about the purpose of On the Willows.

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About Stephanie Krier

Stephanie Krier Stephanie Krier was raised in beautiful Nor Cal. She and her husband Bobby moved to Boston in 2007, but recently relocated to a little village near Aberdeen, Scotland for her husband's grad program at RGU. Stephanie graduated from UMASS with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology and a Music Minor. She loves to see how individuals are shaped and influenced by society. Now that she lives in the Scottish shire, she spends her free time doing a bit of gardening, blogging about her new life in Scotland (scotlandkriers.wordpress.com), exploring the countryside with her dog, Luther, and visiting castles with her husband!
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9 Responses to A new blog for a new year!

  1. Please feel free to leave a comment… that option is up near the title of the post! Thanks for reading!

  2. This is such a great idea! I’m sure so many women have thought they’d like to start a blog but didn’t know if they could keep up with it. This is such a great solution to get everyone involved in one place! Thank you for thinking “outside the box” and making this happen.

  3. Vicki Tawlks Wilkin says:

    Thanks Steph for taking this on. I love you.

  4. Can’t wait to read this blog frequently! What a wonderful, refreshing idea!

  5. Debbie Tawlks says:

    This will be awesome. Looking forward to everyone’s articles 🙂

  6. bbgoad says:

    We’re off to a great start! Thank you, Steph, for all your work on this. Can’t wait to see where it goes 🙂

  7. April monelo says:

    Sweet! Cannot wait to be uplifted by you ladies!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Yay steph!! Love it. I’ve had a hard time with blogs because of the “portrayal of the ideal self” thing that you mentioned above. Excited to read writings from the heart about meaningful topics that matter.

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