I am 33 years old. I am done with school unless many things change drastically (in me and around me). My family might be set at 4.
Blogging seems less interesting to me. At the same time, I would enjoy putting something out there that was some kind of encouragement. I say this because it is true. I also say it because I tried to blog last week and I wrote for awhile and realized I didn’t want to finish the post. The purpose was to discuss the assumptions I now encounter because I attended Covenant Seminary.
Reason #1 I did not want to finish/publish the post: the blog sounded negative and unless I find grave injustice or become much funnier as a blogger, I don’t want to be negative. I don’t like it when people lash out and hurt one another on the internet (without cause), and I like it even less when Christians do it. I wasn’t lashing out, but I couldn’t re-write the post enough to keep it from sounding negative – either towards people or towards my school.
Reason #2: everyone deals with assumptions. I have a couple of friends who have had 4 children. People treat them strangely. My oldest brother teaches philosophy at a college in Elmhurst – I wonder what his life is like relative to assumptions? So, really, reason #2 is that my blog post was not based upon a compelling point or idea.
I would prefer to write about a compelling idea or two.
I’m done with the Mentoring Posts. I could have written for a long time – I have another brother I didn’t write about, I have another grandpa, I have other professors and authors. Maybe I will take it up again 🙂 In the meantime, I will think about e-encouragement to readers. Maybe a few posts/week on the Psalms. A series on understanding God’s commands as mission. Journaling about Julia – my beautiful, wonderful, sometimes violent 2 year old (who was fabulous on the plane to Texas yesterday – literally didn’t cry the whole time). Have you ever seen Julia’s eyes? They are amazing.