How We Plan to Use This Blog in 2014

If you’ve followed us for any time on this blog or our family blog, you know that blogging used to be much more of a priority to us than it’s been in the last couple of years. Life happens and this seems like the easiest thing to drop.

In the coming year, our goal is to be more consistent with our blogs. Both of us enjoy writing. We aren’t necessarily good at it, but we enjoy it. We prefer communicating through the written word, probably because we feel like we can say things more concisely and clearly. Writing also helps us empty our heads and process things we’ve been working through. It’s honestly helped us be better children of God, better spouses, better parents, better friends, because we’re putting things that have been buzzing in our minds into organized thoughts. A bunch of random ideas suddenly turn into plans.

This is hard for either of us to say or think, but we also realize it’s possible our blog could help others. We don’t expect it to help even most people who read it, but there will be a handful. God’s used many other blogs and authors to help me understand who he is and who I am. And even though we feel as though most of what we say on here in insignificant, I know God can use anyone–even us.

So in preparing for the new year, we are setting the goal of posting at least three days a week. On this blog, we’ll be covering a variety of topics related to–you guessed it–parenting. I kid you not, we already have 40+ posts written between the two of us that we just never published. Yeah. We’ll get on that.

I’ve also been writing a series of blog posts on raising babies with the goal to turn this into a self-published eBook at some point this year or next. Not looking to have a New York Times bestseller here, rather a simple go-to for anyone who might find it useful.

Our family blog will mainly be used for goings-on in our own home, including bringing back our monthly family updates. We’ll also use this space for other random ponderings. And Bill has spent a lot of time getting content ready for a website describing our house church fellowship–what we do and why we do it. That should be ready in a few weeks.

We look forward to joining you here in the new year!