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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Heading Back,
Heading Forward

"Ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that."
~ Harold Whitman

Your word has given me life...
I rejoice at Your word
As one who finds great treasure.
~ Psalms 119:50,162 (NKJV)

If there's something that makes me come alive, it's expressing my passion for the Bible.

I can't help but see all of life through the lens of Scripture, because I see Scripture has already focused upon all of life.

If there's only one thing I know and write, love and breathe, it's the Bible and its Author.

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The above photo and text were the start of a post I wrote on January 16—post #699. Later in January, I experienced an interruption to life and to blogging and to my established routine in manner of walking with the Lord.

This is post #796. For most of the last 100 posts, I've been drifting through life and the Bible without much direction beyond keep putting one foot in front of the other. I'd like to again be more purposeful. I believe a meaningful way to is restore a more orderly blogging routine on a daily basis, and I'm going to try that.

I plan to make more frequent posts shorter. Successive passages of the Bible will be the foundation for Monday thru Thursday, Bible / Christianity Q&A will make for a longer Friday post, something more casual and personal seems fitting for Saturdays, as does church community and praise for Sundays. And although I think a photo can really enhance my words, it will help me reduce the time it takes to post if I put the focus on writing.

I'm grateful for the prayer support so many friends have offered in the last several difficult months. I appreciate any prayers you remember to offer on my behalf as I move forward.

Much love to you all,
~ Anne4JC


  1. Sounds perfect. Looking forward to digging into the word with you!

  2. Keeping you in prayer, Anne. I've been blessed by your sharing and look forward to your posts.

  3. Your words carry great value ... they have such a rich foundation.

  4. Looking forward to the changes in your journey sis. I always keep you covered in my prayers. I love you.

  5. T ~ Me too. I'm looking forward to doing serious digging in, to sharing whatever the Lord might reveal, and to practicing concise writing. :P

    Julia ~ Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I never underestimate a single prayer. : )

    Susan ~ I love God's Word. I'm excited about this most sure foundation, and the life it brings to posts here.

    Denise ~ You're a good and faithful traveling partner. Thanks, sis!

  6. Your passion -- for Him, for the Word -- rushes out. You know this though, yes?

    I'm excited for you to regain this sense of purpose you seek, though I find He works deep in these times where we can do no more than one step in front of the other (I tend to take a more weaving, random step myself) as well. I'm thankful they usually only last for a season...

  7. Lyla ~

    I'm not done with the season of putting one foot in front of the other. It's of little comfort to me to keep in mind that these seasons have lasted for decades for some of the Lord's saints. But by His grace, if all I can do is put one step in front of the other, I want them to be a little more purposeful.

    Thank you for your love and support. Your own passion blesses me. Please don't underestimate how much it has all meant to me. I still hope to sing with you and Jennifer someday, this side of Heaven. : )

  8. Anne, these "seasons," yes, they seem to go on without end. Just finished a chapter in a book I'm reading talking about prayer as the "long, slow journey." In it, the author writes of "moving at the speed of God." Of course, he's talking patience and slow journeys here, so while I might dream of "the speed of God" outracing the speed of light, I'm mistaken. But funny, this is all He asks of us, this one foot, sometimes slowly, in front of the other. Sometimes I even require that He move it for you.

    Purpose away, dear Anne.

  9. Lyla ~

    LOL to it all. Yes, He sometimes moves my feet for me--by carrying me I think.

    ... the speed of God ... I think of God existing outside of time. His speed, eternity, is also the speed of light.

    That is what your words spoke to me. Good to ponder. Good to ponder long.


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