Under Construction

Hey there!  I’m sure some of you have wondered what the deal is with my new blog home.  My bloggy friend Wanda (Hey Wanda!! 🙂 ) over at The Watered Soul asked me about it recently. I decided that if she is interested in what’s going on in my blog world, then maybe another one or two of you may be, as well. 🙂

So let me fill you in.

Well, my new blog space is still under construction.  The foundation has been laid, meaning I have a new domain name that is ALL MINE (no more .wordpress.com ending).  The framework has gone up, meaning there is a blog template in place that accommodates many of the elements I want – 2 columns instead of 3, a footer section, my logo in the header, freedom to play around with fonts and colors, etc.  Hopefully, this new home provides me with room to grow as I continue on my writing journey, and I hope you’ll hang in there with me.

I’m so thankful to Lisa for doing her thing – setting the structure up for me and hosting it for a full year!  What a blessing.  The only thing I need now is designer to dress it up and make it look, well, look like home!  You know, kind of like selecting wall colors and placing pictures and mirrors on the walls, sitting candles all over the place, and installing built-in CD shelves and book cases to hold my huge music collection and all of my books!  LOL…  Yeah, you get the idea.  I need a designer to help me make my new place look and feel like my blog “home”!

So, if you know a blog designer who designs for WordPress blogs (because some people only design for Blogger or other platforms) or if you know someone who can create a design template for to be installed on my blog, leave a comment and let me know.  Otherwise, I’ll continue to take my time, visit designers’ sites, and pray that I can select (and AFFORD) a great designer for my new home.

Now for the name….  Initially, I wanted the name to be a surprise, but since you’re my friends and you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, I thought I’d go ahead and share.  Besides, I just can’t hold this water much longer.  The name of my new blog home is (DRUMROLL PLEASE!!):

Completely You!  I know you want to know where the name comes from (I’ve had it for years now), but guess what.  I’m not going to tell you!  Instead, I’ll let you sit with it for a while, and I’ll share my thoughts on the name in a later post.  A girl has to save something for later, right?

So what happens in the meantime?  Good question.  I’ve been torn, actually.  You know how some people don’t want friends, family or guests coming into their home while it’s under construction due to renovation, remodeling, or simple home repair projects.  They don’t want company during that time because things are out of place or don’t quite look the way they want them to look.  Well, I’m feeling like one of those people.  I know!  I know it’s probably very superficial of me, but I’m just admitting to you where I am.  Pray for your sister!  I am praying about it, though.  I want to share my journey with you, and that probably should mean even the “under construction” part of it.  After all that’s what I’m doing with my life journey, right?  I mean, isn’t that where we all are anyway – under construction?  As long as we’re on this earth and walking with Christ, we will be a works in progress.

In many places, God’s word speak to the fact that our lives, our character, are under construction.

Philippians 1:6 NASB – For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

James 1:4 NASB – And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Our perfection comes through the Spirit of the Lord in us.  On our own, we are simply striving to build a home – a nice temple residence where He may live and be glorified through us.

So, we’ll see what happens.  I’ll keep praying for freedom from my vanity.  Help me Jesus!!  In the meantime, I’d like to know what you think.  Would you like to jump on into the new home and go ahead and continue our journey under construction there?  Let me know.

Completely ME,


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wanda
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 08:37:36

    Hey Monica, I see I came you a little push. I love the name, girl and would welcome the opportunity to peep inside whenever you are ready to share. You might want to check out 2X Design available at http://www.2timesdesign.com/ . They are two Christian sister that do WordPress design and their work is impressive. Also you may try this website, I’m not sure if these girls at http://girlsdesigntime.blogspot.com do WordPress or not. Hope that helps you get things dressed up.


    • Monica P. Watkins
      Jun 10, 2011 @ 20:15:09

      Hey, Wanda! Thank you for the designer suggestions. I’ve checked out 2X Design before, so I need to visit them again. I know “decorating” can sometimes take time, especially when you’re as selective (nice word for picky) as I am. 🙂 I know it will all come together, and I’m thankful to have support from wonderful women of God like you!


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