Another New Beginning

THANK GOODNESS FOR fresh starts—new beginnings. They’re not just for New Year’s Day. Every new day is a great chance to just start all over. Cut loose from the past—at least the parts best left behind. Chart a new course.

As Paul the apostle said: “I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize.” Philippians 3:13, 14, NLT.

It’s been more than three months since I’ve posted here on my blog. The reason is that affliction common to us all: too much to do and not enough time to do it.

So I’ve had to decide whether to follow the path taken by other bloggers in the same predicament and shut down the blog entirely—or try again to continue, but with some changes. I’m going to attempt the latter. What stays the same is the blog title, and I’m also preserving all previous posts and comments.

But I’m also making some changes:

  • I’ve chosen a new theme called “Spring Loaded,” to give the blog a fresh look.
  • I’ve eliminated a page I had called “Blog Potluck”—an occasional round-up of interesting items I’d found on other blogs in my blogroll.
  • Till now, I’ve featured what I called “The Largest Adventist Blogroll on the Net”—some 300 or more blogs. I’ll no longer attempt to locate and add new blogs. In fact, I’ve pared my list to just the few that I personally visit on a regular basis.
  • I may post less frequently but will try not to let months pass between posts.
  • I’m intentionally re-slanting my topics to speak not so primarily to Adventists but to any interested Christian readers—or non-Christian ones, for that matter.

With these changes, I’m hoping for a new blog-beginning and to trim off some add-ons that were making the time investment to maintain this site  impossible.

In this age of blogging and Facebook and Twitter and Skype and email and a thousand other ways to link up and communicate, some time discipline is absolutely essential. Hope now to preserve this avenue, stay sane, get my work done, and stay active in the blogosphere. We shall see!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lara on November 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I really like the new blog features. Grass and green stripes, probably not my first pick, but the blog guy didn’t ask me, huh? The widgets and features are amazing. That side tab with post date is tops. I might have to switch one of my blogs to this design too.

    Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback! This is now the third theme used for this blog, so in due course, I’m sure another one will come along. WordPress is indeed adding some good new “widgets.”

      Reply

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