Hit Pause, Restart

Two years ago I started this blog as a way to provide the students in my youth group with online devotionals. Silly me: Trix are for kids, and kids don’t read blogs!

It quickly morphed into a blog for families, a resource for the parents in our church to reinforce what we were talking about and to have faith conversations at home. A novel idea, I daresay, but also naive. Silly me: Teens still don’t read blogs, and they don’t talk to their parents unless they need money, food, or clean clothes.

In February 2011, I began blogging with what could mistakenly be called regularity. I was still trying to provide worthwhile material for parents of teens, but I had a handful of faithful readers that were encouraging me to write by their presence and comments (shout out to my mom!). And sometime this last year, a love of writing was reawakened in me.

(Sidenote: If you are a bazillionaire and you’d like to sponsor me and my family for the next few years so I can write full-time, I’m still waiting for your call. My number is 1-800-Wishful-Thinking.)

Along the way, I think I have stumbled on the purpose of this blog: to articulate and give attention to the Story of God in a way that inspires and empowers the People of God. I still write for my youth, their parents, and of course, my mom. And now there are two handfuls of readers, and I write for you as well.

But mainly, now I write for myself. I have found blogging my thoughts and wonderings to be an incredibly enriching experience. I don’t know what this blog will be a year from now, but I know I’ll still be writing.

Thank you for coming along for the ride.
Thank you for reading and commenting.
It is an honor to write, and a greater honor to be read.