Well, hello stranger. It's been awhile, hasn't it?
I didn't intend to be silent for so long, but it seems that writing is a bit like exercise. The less you do it, the harder it is to get back into the swing of things. And the longer I went without putting my thoughts into words, the less I felt like they needed to be written.
And while lack of diligence is a part of the problem, I think I've figured out the other piece to my low motivation. You see, when I started this blog I had no clue what I would do with it. I knew I would write, and I knew I would write through the lens of my faith, but that was all I knew. So I chose a pre-made design template, quickly came up with one of the few blog names not taken, and hit publish. And the only analogy I can come up with is that going about it this way is similar to choosing an outfit before you know where you're going. And now that I've arrived, I'm dressed all wrong. Also, analogies aren't my thing.
But I mentioned earlier in the month that some changes were coming to this space, and they certainly are. Truth in the Journey is getting a new look, a new name, and a new web address. Abby, the lovely talent behind Abby Leigh Creative, spent some time on this site, took an in-depth look at everything, and gave me some wonderful feedback on developing some direction and where to go from here. And I'm happy to report that I have a new name for this place and some clear purpose. I've made some helpful and loving writing connections, and am looking forward to the coming year.
What that means for you, the reader, I'm not entirely sure yet. You will more than likely need to resubscribe, but I will give you plenty of warning and opportunity to do so.
You probably won't hear from me for another few weeks, when I launch the new space. Until then, I'll leave you with my three most popular posts of 2012, as well as my personal favourite. Having only blogged for six months, it feels a bit presumptuous to do a 'best of' list, but everyone else is doing it, and I've always been a bit of a follower.
Going Home: "And so I'm finding my way home, one verse at a time. And sometimes the law-lover in me says to read more, do more, always more."
When You're Ready To Let It All Go: "And there's that blue door. The one that has only seen the likes of us."
On The Source of Inspiration: "I crave inspiration, but I'm tired of just being inspired."
My personal favourite:
Just To Get God: "The reason my delight doesn't overflow into the casual areas of my life is simply because Christ isn't my primary source of delight."
Happy New Year!