I’ve been pretty quiet on this blog for the past several years.
I started this blog about four years ago with the intention of encouraging young women to love theology. It wasn’t a bad idea for a blog, but unfortunately, I came to it with an attitude of pride and dangerous self-assurance. Even back when I was writing posts, they were very few and far between because unless I could speak an authoritative word on a topic, I didn’t want to write anything (or at least what I thought was an authoritative word. 😮 ).
For the most part, the content on this blog was pretty basic. The grace of God, using my pride and perfectionism, kept me from actually publishing the many drafts I wrote and now cringe at (my husband Joe has a good time laughing and cringing with me). However, the attitude with which I wrote was self-righteous. I thought I was wise. The good news is, I am not as wise as I thought myself to be. I also helped to promote a culture that has hurt many women (and men too), and I regret that.
Even though I have regrets, this is far better than “being right” ever could have been. God took me through a season of suffering that he used to break me and show me my arrogance. I’ve wanted to get back to blogging for a while now, but I’ve been so humbled by God that the thought of sharing anything, even good things, really scared me. So I took a few years to just listen to others and learn. I needed that time to heal and grow in humility.
God has graciously brought me to a new season with a new attitude. I want to write again, but this time in growing humility. I still love truth, and I have so much to learn. I think I’m going to enjoy sharing what I’m learning with you! My hope is to begin blogging, but this time, to just share short, actually “byte-sized” posts that are only a few paragraphs long. I want to share my rough, raw, and definitely “in process” thoughts. The length necessarily means I won’t be able to give all the caveats and say everything that could be said on a topic. I trust my readers will be generous with that, and feel free to give me feedback in the comments as I continue the process of learning and growing.
Also, my crazy husband is along for this adventure God has launched us on, so you’ll be hearing from him too. We’re excited to have you join us!