New Beginnings

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Today is a new day. It’s interesting how we don’t usually think of every new day as a truly “new” thing, full of the promise of endless possibilities. But a lot can change in a day.

A lot has changed for me recently, although it didn’t all happen in one day. No, this change has been a slow and steady change, the way God often does it, bringing you to places that make you wonder how you didn’t see it all along.

For the past couple of years, I could sense the beginnings of God’s stirring in me that change was coming. I couldn’t have said what it would look like but I knew it was there. Looking back it seems obvious, but hindsight is always 20/20. I have been very happy in my ministry work for the past five years, blessed to be in a place where I could see God moving and lives being changed. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been given but excited about what’s to come. God has moved our family from Georgia to Florida, planting us in a new community full of all kinds of possibilities.

Change is scary but change is good. We can choose to run and hide or embrace it with all we have. When we embrace change it gives us new opportunities to walk in the freedom of who God made us to be, and that’s a beautiful thing.

So you might notice a few changes here. For one, I’d like to start writing some of my thoughts on liturgy, a topic that has been growing in importance for me for a couple of years now. I believe that if you aren’t already, you will begin to hear people talking about the Church’s need to return to some of her ancient traditions. I believe this is true and I’d like to tell you why (later).

 

I’m also adding a new section to the blog and by doing so I’m confessing something that you might as well know: I have a special fondness for a couple of brewed beverages, specifically of the coffee and beer varieties. So much so that I love to talk about them with others who share my appreciation (if you know me this won’t surprise you). So, if you share my enthusiasm, you’ll see some of my thoughts/findings under the section above, appropriately called “brews.”

And lastly, you’ve probably noticed a new look to the blog. Every once in a while it’s good to change things up, especially when your whole life seems to be getting a makeover. I’m glad to have you along for the ride, and I appreciate you taking the time to journey along with me. Talk soon!

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2 Replies to “New Beginnings”

  1. Beautiful entry, my friend! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on liturgy. I’m with you in sharing that love. That part of me that is Catholic will never leave that. I’ll make sure to read your blog while enjoying a Dogfish Head (I’m a 90-minute IPA fan)!

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