Instead of doing New Year's Resolutions this year, a friend I met in an Upper Room eRetreat gave me an idea: to pick one word to focus on for the year. I'd been meaning to get back into blogging for a while; ever since I left Scotland, I simply felt like my life didn't have anything much worth sharing. I've put it off and put it off, until this suggestion made me think about what word I'd like to focus on this year, and I felt like it should be... write.
Letters. Blogs. Stories. Articles. Essays. Postcards. Journals. Whatever it is, this year, I want to get back to my love of words and putting them on paper (or, in this case, on screen).
Will I write every day? Yes-- just probably not in the same place every day. I am going to try to have a couple of different blogs here, where I can play around with content. This one, however, will be my main blog-- so welcome!
The title of this blog, The Daily New, is meant to evoke two main things: the traditional source of information (the daily newspaper), and the truth that 'The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning...' (Lamentations 3:22-23a). I need to be reminded of God's great faithfulness every day, especially in the midst of times like the past few years, when I didn't feel there was any mercy or newness. By writing here regularly, I hope to be able to see better those mercies, even if it only comes out in hindsight, and I'd like to share encouragement with you who are reading to look for God's new mercies daily.
For those of you who already have and do journey with me, thank you. To those of you who may be new to my adventures, welcome. May the blessings of God rest fully upon us all as we venture into this new year, and may each day truly be a new beginning.