A new direction, a new outlook

It has been sometime since I’ve updated this site, it’s always been on my mind to do more with this, but it seems like life just gets in the way.  Isn’t that the truth with so many things we strive to accomplish.  We start off excited, full of vigor, ready to share with the world all that we know (or don’t know) and then after that initial fire burns down and we just have some embers in place, it’s hard to keep that momentum going.   If the fire is not kept fed, it will eventually burn low, then just down to warm embers, and eventually will cool completely.

That is where I fell with this blog and with aspects of my life as well.  As I posted before and gained a few readers (very few I’m sure), I found that each and every post became more of a chore to do.  I felt the pressures (self-induced) to produce that perfect post that would inspire the masses.  Those posts that were produced then were awful and many never made the cut and actual got posted.  The ones I felt most proud of were the ones that came from my heart, from my own emotions, from my own life experiences.  Those were the posts that I feel made the most impact on those few that read them.  If nothing else, they made the most impact on me writing them.

Writing for me has always been a release, a way to take my thoughts and feelings and get them out there.  Get them out of my own head, where they bounce around and ferment into sometimes nasty and not very helpful things and expose them for what they are.  Usually just irrational thoughts that ballooned out of control.  So the writing of this blog has always been therapeutic.  It has always been about helping me and if others are helped by it then so much the better.  Hopefully, someone will see things that I’ve dealt with or am thinking and they will see the similarities in their own situations and perhaps gain some insight into dealing with them or if nothing else, perhaps just give them a sense that they are not alone.

I don’t want this to sound negative. I don’t want this to be a negative, depressing blog.  Because the reality is, I want this to be a blog about rejoicing.  Rejoicing in the resolutions that God has provided in difficult times.  Rejoicing in being able to share our thoughts and feelings in a way that may help others, or that we may gain help from others.  I intend  this blog to share my hardships, my struggles and fears, not to receive pity, but to inspire those with similar fears and thoughts.  I also will share my triumphs and good news and tips to give encouragement.

We are all developing Christians, from those that are new Christians to the pastor that leads the church.  We are all developing to become more like Christ and will do so until the day we die.  I want this blog to share my development and to encourage others in their development.  I hope that if I gain readers, that a small community of developing Christians will emerge and we can all share and encourage each other.  Thus the new name for here… Developing Christian.  We still strive to become exceptional Christians, but we are always developing towards that goal.

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