Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life Can't be Forced, Only Followed.


I've decided I wanted to blog (again.)
In August, I thought I'd write about books I already owned hoping to finally read them and thought that if I blogged, it would inspire me to read more. But that wasn't a new idea. It was actually an idea I've had for a few years now, just look at my older posts. It just so happens that I forgot that I had the "great idea" already.
It always cracks me up when people come into a situation with a "new" idea as if
·    no one else ever thought of it and
·    as a new idea it was sure to resolve ALL the issues.
Lately I’ve come to realize that an idea is rarely new and it often isn't even good. It's just an idea that never took life or whose consequence was forgotten.
So instead of forcing myself to come up with a “new” idea, I've decided to follow where I seem to be being led. Where I am being led?
Lately I've been posting pictures of my family's dinner on Facebook. It was a result of a Lenten experiment hoping to inspire others to keep the fast, since fasting is a dying discipline in the church and something that is very important to our spiritual growth. I was surprised to see the response to what I was serving my family. People really seemed to like what I was posting. And although they never tried my cooking they encouraged me to post more. I was even asked to write about what I was cooking for someone else’s blog! And that’s when it hit me.  Why would I write for someone else’s blog when I already have my own sitting vacant?
So there you have it!  I will follow where I am being led and write a blog about what I am serving my family for dinner.  That's where I will start. Who knows?  It might transition to breakfast!  Or maybe transform into something completely different.  That’s okay.  I don’t have to control this… I just have to follow where I am being led.  
 
So follow along of you are curious, if you need a "New" idea or just another option.  Let me know if you tried any of my recipes or if you have another version of the same dish.  I have a feeling this is going to be a ton of fun!
 

1 comment:

Jennifer Newlin said...

So, I've finally read your blogs.I like it - not that that matters. I'm excited for you. I'm excited to see where your following leads to. Cook on sista!