It's a little intimidating to start a new blog. When I began the blog A Passionate and Determined Quest for Adequacy back in 2008, I was in the middle of a life-changing call to ministry and I needed a place to talk about it. In that first year, I wrote in a flurry, sharing all of the new and exciting things happening in my life and ministry.
That blog was very much of its time: named after an obscure Quaker quote, on Blogspot, connected to the Quaker blogosphere. I started it at a time when Quaker bloggers all read each others' blogs and commented on them, meeting new friends by reading their posts. I am grateful for those connections and the ongoing friendships they made possible.
As Betsy Blake and I started dreaming about what this new website would look like, I wondered whether I still felt led to blog at all. For the last few years, my blog has mostly been a place to share reports and writing I have done elsewhere. Blogging has never been my main form of ministry. And yet, I love having the platform. Every once in a while I have Something to Say, and it is good to have a place to say it.
With a new blog comes a new name. Calling this blog "Musings and Leadings" feels like a lot less pressure than a Quest for Adequacy. I plan to check in periodically here to share my musings and leadings, as well as updates on my ministry. I hope that you will check in from time to time too, and please look around the beautiful website that Betsy built for me! I am excited about the speaking and preaching opportunities and retreats and workshops that I have to offer.
Happy new year and new beginnings, and blessing to all who find me here.