As a published writer, I knew that just having a static website didn’t cut it. I needed ongoing content that would be interesting enough to bring readers back again.
So I began blogging. And it was fun. I had no specific agenda other than I wanted to write about Jesus—sometimes testimony, sometimes doctrine, but mostly I wanted to share glimpses of how everyday things in life reminded me of Jesus. Parables.
So I created series:
- The Spiritual Truths I Learned From (My Dog, My Cat, at the Grocery Store, in Swim Class)
- Monthly birth stones and how they remind me of Jesus
- Monthly birth flowers and how they remind me of Jesus.
It was fun for me to actively be on the lookout for parables in my life. Readers regularly told me the parables were fun for them to read.
But somewhere along the line, I got serious. When I began writing Bible studies, most of my writing time involved digging into Scripture and researching theology. It meant I had less time to stop and smell the roses and consider how roses remind me of Jesus. (If you want to know how they do, here’s what I wrote back “then.”)
Oh, I still like to be silly, but I’ve lost the focus of being on the active lookout for Jesus in the world around me in order to write about it.
Here’s the thing. I’m a structured person. I like to have a plan. And the plan for blogging in 2014 has already been established. Each month, I know exactly what I intend to write about. But since I’m in charge here, I’m adding in one more structure to the mix. I’m adding a monthly post: That Reminds Me.
Of Jesus, naturally. Because knowing Jesus should be fun.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Has there been a time in your life when the study of Jesus overpowered your joy in knowing Him?