Happy New Year! The upcoming days will, for all of us I’m sure, be filled with stereotypical goal-setting, resolution-making, and self-evaluation. There’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you don’t over-post on social media (especially if you’re determined to spend more time in the gym…no more #gymflow posts, leave those in 2013). This is my resolution. Like millions of other Americans, I’m returning to my blog. If you do a quick scroll down, you’ll see my last post was a whole two years ago – in 2011! I had a strong urge to start a whole new blog and leave this one drop lower and lower in Google search pages. It’s pretty embarrassing, my long absence. I mean, It’s not like I’ve been locked up or anything.
The truth is, I had about a year-long case of writer’s block. And, it’s just as frustrating as people say it is. That was my 2012.
In 2013, I found myself brimming with inspiration. I found myself re-enrolled in Miami University to finish a degree in Creative Writing. I found myself heading back to The Bottom Line and I felt the Holy Spirit encouraging me to write here again.
People often ask me what I will do with my degree once it is completed. I always reply that I want to write. That’s all. I want to write something worthwhile, something that will open a reader’s eyes to the truth of how great God is. Once, I wanted a best-seller. I wanted people to read my poetry and see how deep and colorful my soul was. Now, I just want to use my gift wholly for the Lord.
And so, my return is to you, dear reader, but it is for Jesus. I know that I have a gift of writing. Now, I offer it back to the One who gave it. My hope is that as you read, you’ll want more and more of the Jesus I write about.
THE BOTTOM LINE: It’s good to be back.