Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

My First Post-What you can expect January 27, 2012

Filed under: Introduction to blog — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:47 pm
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Hi everyone, thank you for taking time to check out my new blog. Today’s post will be longer then I normally plan on writing but I want to give you a bit of an idea of you can expect when you visit my blog.

First, be sure to sign-up to receive my updates by entering your email on the right side of this page. Although I do usually write for women my wonderful husband (Patrick) is planning on popping in once in a while so I hope you men who are reading this might find his thoughts useful and stick around.

Also, I have a blogroll of blogs I follow that I thought you might enjoy as well. Feel free to give them a look.

Why 5020genesis?

 I actually wanted Genensis5020 but WordPress didn’t have that available so 5020genesis it is. Anyway, a quick background on what that means. This verse stems from the story of Joseph in the Bible. Most of you remember Joseph, he was sold into slavery by his brothers, accused of hitting on the wife of his boss, thrown in prison, and forgotten by the men he helped out. Then he was given a place of authority in Egypt and many lives were saved because of him and the wisdom God gave him. His brothers came to Egypt to buy food and after Joseph messed with them a little (gotta love that) he revealed himself to them. His brothers were concerned that Joseph might hold a grudge but Joseph says in Genesis 50:20: You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

You see, things have happened in my life that could have destroyed me. The enemy wanted these things to harm me and they did for many, many years. I will share all of this with you after Patrick and I have had a chance to share our story with our church family, this should be happening very soon. When it does I will post the story here so those of you who don’t attend our church can hear our Genesis 5020. That is the basis for this blog. Had it not been for my “stuff” I wouldn’t be writing this right now. Because of the harmful things that happened in my life God has guided me to this point in time and I believe He will use my pain to help others.  There is SO much to tell I can’t wait to share it with you. After I have shared I would love to start hearing some of your Genesis 5020 stories.

How often will I be writing?

At first I am going to write once a week. But I have a feeling that won’t last too long and I will be increasing my frequency. You can expect a post every Friday for the time being.

What will I be writing about on this blog?

  • As stated above, Genesis 5020 will be the driving force. Sharing stories about God’s work in my life and marriage. Those posts will be similar to what I share on Sunday mornings during our worship time at elem3nt church.
  • Progress on my writing. I am currently working on a novel, tentatively titled A Bridge of Promise. I won’t write about it now but I would love to share this writing journey with you.
  • Hopefully I can get my hubby to pipe in and share a man’s perspective on marriage and a love relationship with the Lord.
  • I am all about giving stuff away. I am planning on giving away books every once in a while. They might be books I have read, or that are on my wish list and want to read. I will try to do fiction and nonfiction. I know I have some friends who prefer nonfiction.

That is about all I have right now. But I would love to know what you think. Is there something you want me to blog about? Am I covering things you would be interested in? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. I am open to suggestions.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me. I can’t wait to see what God has planned.

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2 Responses to “My First Post-What you can expect”

  1. Beth Van Buren Says:

    Awesome Melissa!!
    Looking forward to reading 🙂

  2. Lynnette Layman Says:

    Hello Melissa,

    Thank you for sharing your blog site we me. From your first post this sounds like a very exciting adventure. I look forward to reading your additional posts soon.

    You mentioned suggestions right now Patrick and I are struggling with our girls getting along. I did not have a sister growing up and both of us are first born so we tend to take the attitude of girls work it out. I have come to the conclusion that both of our girls are strong opinionated young ladies and neither wishes to compromise making a difference of opinion escalate to serious drama. I know you had a sister growing up maybe you can share some wisdom on how you and your sister learned to get along. We are open to suggestions at this point.


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