Good evening, friends,
Many of you have given gentle encouragement to me to begin a blog on my website. Now that I've taken this step, I trust that along with continuing encouragement you'll also provide practical suggestions for improvement as I learn.
Both will be needed. At this stage of beginning, writing (blogging?) carries little sense of participation in a communication process. The physical reality of sitting alone, looking into a computer screen and typing words into a silent screen seems more like a game of language solitaire than communication.
I do not yet have a clear understanding of the word "blog", either its history or its grammar, nor its current proper use. At this stage, I think of "blog" both as a noun (something I read) and a verb (something I do). Correct? My plan at this beginning stage is to post weekly a small comment (a blog?) on something I've been reading or a question I've been thinking about.
I thought today about Luke's story of the people walking along the road to Emmaus talking sadly about Friday's events in Jerusalem. As they walked, the risen Jesus joined them, and entered into their conversation. Although they did not recognize him at first, later, as they broke bread together, Luke says that their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
Perhaps through the Spirit He will sometimes join us, travelers on this cyber road. And perhaps He will permit us to sometimes sense His presence as we blog.
Looking with you for epiphanies,