What to Expect in 2016

What to expect in

It’s been a while since I have been regularly posting on my blog. From April to September of Last year, I was posting almost weekly. After September, however, it seemed like the ideas weren’t coming as readily and October is the month where things start to get really busy for me, so I let it slide. Since then, I’ve only had three posts.

Part of me feels like that’s a failure. At the beginning of 2015 I wanted to write weekly. I wanted to be more consistent in my writing and be more intentional about sharing what was on my mind and heart. The great thing about last year is that I seemed to go through a season where I had a lot of ideas and I was able to be really consistent with my writing habits. That is, until I found myself in October with a lot to do without much to write about. What I’m beginning to realize, is that it’s not a failure when I don’t post. I’m not a professional blogger and I don’t have thousands of readers waiting for me to make another post. So this year, I’m changing my expectations for this blog.

First, while I am working on some posts that help me blog regularly in 2016, I’m not going to hold myself to posting on a weekly basis. My words will mean more if I actually have something to say instead of writing something just because I have to write. I know that a lot people will give advice to write everyday to get better at writing, and I do hope to write more frequently this year, but I won’t all show up here.

Second, I want to be more intention about sticking to a theme. Since I started working on the Discipleship Pathway at Westbrook, I’ve been working with the metaphor of discipleship as Pilgrimage. This isn’t a new idea. Several people have already written about that topic, but it has become a defining metaphor for how I see discipleship and my work as a Pastor who oversees the adult discipleship programs at Westbrook. So this year, my goal is to write more about that specific theme. There’s a lot of things I could write about and that I have written about, but I want to be more intentional. I want my blog to be a place where I can share what I’m learning and some personal reflections on the pilgrimage that is following Jesus.

I hope that you will continue to follow along with me this year. If you like what I write, please share and discuss. I hope that 2016 is a good year for you, I know that it has already been rough for some, but God is good and following Jesus is the best thing that we could do for our lives even when it’s tough.

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