Why Blog? Why Now?

I’ve actually been thinking about starting a blog for a long time.  Actually did start one a couple of years ago, but I didn’t keep up with it.  I wish now that I had.  Somany things have happened that I wish I could remember with more detail.  Maybe, if I’d been blogging (since I can’t seem to make myself actually keep a journal with any kind of regularity), I’d have little memory triggers out there in old posts.  Maybe I would have kept myself encouraged a little better.  I don’t know, really.

It’s probably actually a bad time to start a blog – school just started back up, and it looks like my classes are going to be hard.  Plus studying for boards, teaching, trying to find another job – when am I going to be able to fit this all in?  But also, just maybe, this is something that will keep me going.  I find that it is so much easier to keep myself happy and encouraged in my faith when I am trying to encourage others.  And there are so many thoughts I have about how to deal with different struggles.  If I don’t speak, though, who will hear me?  Thus, the blog.

In everything I do, I want to glorify God.  So, this blog will likely contain many different things – recipes, artsy stuff, good ideas, and the like.  But overall, it’s going to be about Jesus.  About how to have a closer walk with Him.  How to overcome obstacles.  How to live a life dedicated, sold out, promised to Jesus.

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

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