I’m considering a fast from exclamation points. I’m tired of equating them with smiley-ness, peppy-ness, and personable-ness. Have I neglected the other members of the punctuation family for the appeal of the “!” ?

Whatever happened to a simple “Thanks.” or “See you soon.” with its inherent joy? Why does just plain “Thanks.” seem so curt and stuffy? And why must I use more than one “!” when one is powerful enough?

In truth, due to overuse, my exclamation points hardly mean mean anything anymore! <— (10 pts if you knew what that “!” meant. 😉 )

Pursuit of the Work

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything new, so I thought I should give it a try.  I’m sitting at my laptop, having deleted the lines from the last three attempts I made to pen something interesting – thoughts about rediscovering hiking this year or musings about my inability to balance my personal interests.  I’m losing hope in accomplishing my objective and wondering if this writing thing will end up being yet another short-lived endeavor. Continue reading

A Time to Blog

Many times I’ve attempted to start a blog. I’d start one, time would lapse, and then I’d give up on the whole business. And then again I would try. And again I’d give up.

It’s time to try again.

As I use this month to abstain from all things “social media,” to try a little harder to remove myself from the noise and strain to hear the whispers of God, I am hearing. And the more I hear, the more I am drawn to come back home, back to the ideas I once had, the dreams I once held, the passion I once felt. I believe I’m finally ready to “go big” in the truest sense. So as I get back in touch with those things the Lord has put in my heart so long ago, I know I need to express myself through words and pictures, to attempt to capture something true.

I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m certain this is right…

I am back.