Why I Blog

Confession: I actually don’t believe in blogs that much, which is odd because I have one.

I blog as a creative outlet: as a way of stretching my writing muscles, practicing, playing. And (it took me a long time to discover this) I blog to have a voice. I welcome you to join me here, though I’m not going anywhere in particular. I will write on any topic I care about unless I know it’s going to blow up in my face; then—look to the locked book with the longhand writing and the tearstains. I’m not as brave as I generally sound.

What I say and who I am is of lasting significance because I belong to the Lord Jesus. Here on the internet I could slant myself any way I want to win your admiration, but I make a continual and deliberate effort to reveal the fact that I am a common woman who believes that doghouses and pedestals are equally restricting, and all humans need real faces.

(Mine is freckled.)

I will try to engage you here, because I like to hear you talk. Also because I know that truth changes us most when we tangle with it, when we talk about it and speak into it and become one with it.

I believe in the redemptive power of Jesus over burnt dinners, smeared snot, foolish vows, and holes in the heart. I am here to encourage you, to humor you, and once in a while to infuriate you—but most of all to lift Him high.

4 thoughts on “Why I Blog

  1. Awesome – a whole entry introducing one of the topics I’d like to hear about – why you started blogging… You definitely make me laugh – a lot. And I am changed as I read and interact with your blog. Thank you for it all.

  2. Wow! I love reading your blog. Even tho I don’t know you I am inspired every time I visit your page. You’re a huge blessing!

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