Happy New Year 2014

happy-new-year-2014Today is 2nd January, 2014 and I would love to invite you to take a journey with me this year. I am doing something scary, and I will need your support, your prayers and your friendship.

Many of you will know me from my other blog- TangerineTurtle. I started it in 2006 as the second incarnation of my personal blog to share the goings-on of my growing family with friends and family around the world. (Being an expat has particular challenges that I never imagined until I was ‘in it’, one of them being how to keep close to those I love when they’re thousands of miles away.) It has been my home online ever since then, but over the last year or so, I’ve had an identity crisis. I tried to turn it into my business blog, then a combination of personal and business, and something in between.

But there was something gnawing at my soul. Something always seemed to be missing and after many attempts to write what I thought people would want to read, I felt it was best not to write at all, rather than something that wasn’t really ‘me’. So I stopped writing altogether. For months. Really, nearly a whole year. Months out of a blogger’s life is suicide. I knew it. But I didn’t know what else to do. I considered ending the blog completely. But it has been a chronicle of my life for the last 8 years. Nearly as long as I’ve been a mother. Ending it felt like it would be erasing my history. I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

But ‘it’ wouldn’t leave me alone. The thing that kept whispering to me over and over… My faithMy prayerful soul. The part of me that I’ve been neglecting for a long time now, and the part that no matter how hard I tried, I always felt uncomfortable sharing on Tangerine Turtle.

It took me a long time to think on it, to pray about it, to listen for answers. And the answer is this.

Chasing Holy.

My new blog, my new start, my journey back to my heart… to peace… to God.

Sharing this part of me is scary, but also what I want most to do. I no longer want to separate my faith from the rest of my life. I know it’s time to become the whole me again.

I hope you’ll join me by reading, commenting, catching up with me on Facebook or Twitter, and sharing this blog with other faith-filled people who you know. Also, please make sure you sign up for my Readers List on the right. I’d love to make sure you don’t miss anything going on around here.

Finally, if you have any prayer requests, please contact me in any of the ways you feel comfortable. It would be my pleasure and privilege to pray for you.

They say the journey of a lifetime begins with the first step, and here it is.

Happy New Year 2014.

May it be filled with blessings for all of us.

 

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