Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The folly of being pretentious

It’s been almost 2 years now since I deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts.  After muscling through the initial addiction withdrawal,  I truly enjoyed being free from all the chatter.  Then in January of 2017 I deleted my Theology for Girls blog and retired from writing with my dear friends at Out of the Ordinary .
I knew I would miss writing but needed to unplug due to health issues that depleted my strength to where I could barely manage things at home. (The ME/CFS resource link above will explain)  I honestly didn’t think I’d ever return to blogging, but God heard our prayers and I'm grateful to be here.
I’ve missed writing and also the camaraderie of fellow believers within our reformed blogging circles.    It was surprising to see how much things have changed in a relatively short amount of time.   Many of the blogs I once enjoyed are sitting dormant and others have become more professional, no longer allowing comments.  That casual exchange of thoughts and encouragement within the community seems to have all but vanished. 
Maybe it's because those still blogging  are using other forms of social media to communicate online,  while the rest have quit for a variety of  reasons.   Or maybe it's just that blogging has been redefined,  if it was ever really defined at all. 
At any rate, it's kind of like going back to a party that’s over,  but for now I'll continue writing for the joy of it.    It’s nice to have a place to form thoughts into words to share the Lord's goodness and hopefully encourage someone. 
One thing I don't want to do here is to appear to be someone that I’m not.  I know the folly of pretentiousness and the burden it lays on people who try to impress others.   Just ask Hyacinth "Bouquet". 
I love theology but am not a scholar.  The Lord has been faithful to me for many years,  though I'm not always faithful to Him—as a 91 year old brother in Christ used to say,   "The Lord has to come after me every 15 minutes."    So this little blog is written by an ordinary sinner who has been saved  by an extraordinary Savior.    
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 


2 comments:

  1. Diane, I didn't realize you're blogging again. Wonderful!

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thank you. I'm so glad you found me! :)

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