It’s all a complete yawn… at least that’s how I feel about the blogging world. I write them for others and I maintain one at work. Yet friends have encouraged me to write a personal one. So here I go.
Few stinking people follow through with their blog. This is a concern. There is a strong possibility I will become one of the masses who begins with enthusiasm, than peters out in two weeks never to be heard from again. (I already have a track record of failure—my dog Wrecks’ Twitter account.) Perhaps if I kick this baby off with little zeal then we’ll all have low expectations and I’m more likely to be faithful.
So why blog?
It would be disingenuous of me to suggest that I don’t have worthy thoughts to share—or that my experiences aren’t interesting enough to talk about. Most of us lead somewhat interesting lives. (Some of you are snoozers, though…jk) Similar to many of my posts on Facebook, I hope to challenge and encourage friends, and sometimes rattle the cage. As much as this sounds like a cheesy Hobby Lobby wooden placard, I want people to think deeply, love well, and argue with a sliver of sanity and respect.
So what’s up with the title?
“Make Hay of the Mist” is based on James 4:13-14. Here’s the scripture:
Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while than vanishes.’
This is eerily true. When will our time come to an end? The Bible tells us we have One Life to Live, and it’s a mist, a vapor… bam, over before we know it. In light of this reality, how can we make the most of our days?
I am not a shining example of a “make hay” kind of girl. I don’t fly to Boston to see old friends on the weekends. I’m not particularly spontaneous or social. But I am cognizant of the time and I do my best to make it count. I engage in ministry with those who have precious few days left on earth. That brings enormous perspective. I spend time with friends and family, and at other moments I watch British television and The Good Wife (wait!). And I loiter at church quite a bit these days. I hope to talk about all of it.
How often will you post?
The goal is to post something two-three times a week. If you have suggestions, comments or any kind of feedback, constructive or not… pls. let me know. I’m not a techy girl, so the site is likely to slowly evolve over time.