I resist change. Hard.
I’ve moved my whole life – first as the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel, now as the wife of a man pursuing the call of God from state to state. I loathe it every time. Once we unpack, I begin to note all the things I hate – the people are weird, the church is different, the Wal-Mart is all backwards, THE BARBECUE IS WRONG (vinegar, North Carolina? Really??), and my friends are not here. Eventually, I get used to the new and make new friends and find a place to belong. I know the hate will wear off as I loosen my grip on what I once knew and embrace the new.
I reserved this domain in November. Yes, seven months ago. I had been blogging in my old place for only 8 months, but it was home and I had faithful readers and I knew what I was to write about and how to write it. Though I felt boxed in, I clung to my old blog because I feared the unknown.
I need the change. I need less contriction on my writing.
You’ll find the same kind of stuff from My Offerings – evaluations of ideas we always assumed, Scripture taken out of context, book reviews, meditations on parenting, and critiques of the weird stuff going around. But you’ll also find some new things – stories, parables, and personal posts. I feel that I’m still fresh into the writing game – I’m young and I still have some of that college-research-paper-style left in me. So I want to try my hand at more varied writing to find my niche.
Let me know what you think of the changes.
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