We just returned from a long weekend at the beach with friends. It was a relaxing, renewing and reflecting time. I thought a lot about this blog and how it has just sat on the back burner for so long. Simmering. Bubbling. Cooking.
I realize it’s time to start doing something. Just. Start. Doing. Something. It’s much easier to keep it on the back burner than to actually add more ingredients to the pot and then serve it up. Right now it doesn’t require much, just an occasionally stirring and good to simmer awhile longer.
Why is it so difficult to blog when it is something I used to enjoy so much? It was always a healthy way for me to process. A healthy way to be present. A healthy way to be intentional about life.
The only answer to the simmering question is fear. Fear is defeating me. I’m afraid of the commitment. I’m afraid of failing again to maintain this. I’m afraid I’ve lost my voice.
The opposite of fear is faith. Who doesn’t want faith over fear? I pray for faith. I long for faith. Am I ready to walk in faith? Even in a small thing like writing on a blog I want my faith to be stronger than my fear.
So as I looked over my pictures from the weekend and saw this shot of a sunrise it hit me that today is the day to begin again. Just as the sunrise marks the dawn of a new day, so will it mark the day I dip my toes in the water …right where the glow of the sun is the brightest.
Are you with me? Gather round the table, the final ingredients have just been added to the pot and the soup is almost ready to be served!