Between the hectic portions of Christmas week, seeing my kids, and entering into the worship of season, I've actually had a little time to think about this blog and its renewal/resuscitation. In evaluating the past year, and setting goals for 2020, I reflected that getting back to blogging has been actively on my mind since last June. You should see my to-do list: BLOG MORE is at the top, and hasn't been crossed off for at least a year now. Along with that, Central's social media genius has been asking me for content for the church website. So I added it to my 2020 intentions. Reading over my sporadic old blog posts, which wound to a halt about 2 years ago, I have been struck with the sense that I really do want to start over. I may include some of the old posts, but reworked. That may sound like a large task, but seriously, I never wrote that much on my previous blog--in five years, I probably created 10 posts. That is embarrassing. I fight constantly with the idea that someone might actually want to read my reflections, and am terribly critical of my own writing (yes, sermons, too), but I have been itching to make time to write, and there is no time like a new year to get to it. I want to include essays I've been working on and develop some thoughts and reflections I never get to explore deeply in the context of preaching. Maybe it will go better this time? Maybe not?
Here's to new intentions, and a new blog...
Michelle Bogue-Trost is a devoted follower of Jesus, a pastor, preacher, leader, teacher, and mentor, committed to the health of individuals and congregations.