Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Resolution

I find that my creative thoughts, or urges to write something, most often come in the middle of a Sunday morning sermon. I don't know if this is a distraction from the Enemy, or an inspiration from my Friend. I tend to think it's the latter, mainly because the thoughts usually relate to something in the message. They are thoughts triggered by some point that make me want to write about what I'm learning in life, what God is teaching me, etc.

So this time I was sitting in my sister's church in Virginia on December 27 as the pastor spoke about facing the challenge of a new season and thinking through what's happened in the past year, and wondering what the new year will hold.... He spoke about the very real obstacles we face in life and how God is bigger than these and is with us in these. And it resonated completely with where I'm at and where our family is. So much has happened this past year and I have no idea what's going to happen next....

I've been journaling hard copy more recently, but a few things have been pushing me to start blogging again, and my mind started whirring Sunday morning with possibilities. My blog could become something productive...not just the place that I last visited a year-and-a-half ago when I was able to post some photos but got fed up when I couldn't get a video to load. I might start writing more consistantly, and maybe in the process start seeing more clearly what God has in store.

The phrase from Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady came to mind: "I'm willing to tell you, I'm wanting to tell you, I'm waiting to tell you!" Willing, wanting, and waiting is definitely where I am right now with God. I'm doing it with a bit of fear and trembling, but that's where my heart is....

So this is my Christmas Resolution: to start blogging more consistantly. I won't try to make it a family blog with the ins and outs of my kids (though I'm sure they'll come into it). Rather, this is my blog where I'll let my thoughts hang out and see where they go (and find out if anyone would like to come along with me).

...And hopefully I'll get the whole formatting thing worked out sometime soon!