Something New Is Brewing...

Thank you for the encouragement. I had no idea there were so many blurkers out there! It really is an honor to be your friend, to speak into your lives, and to listen to your thoughts in response. It gives me great joy and I am glad it brings a smile to your face too. Just so you know, I have not forgotten about answering your questions or filling you in on Elda (thank you for the gift card Eileen in California), they are both coming.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be changing up, enhancing if you will, this little blog-o-home. Nothing drastic, same content, just some things I've been diddle-daddling with in my head. Some sprucing up. Spring cleaning? Fall tidying? The once-a-year re-arranging of the furniture (You know. When you feel utterly bored with your home and can't afford to buy anything new so you just re-arrange every little thing, bask in its newness for a day, and then decide the next day that it is utterly awful but you have no energy to go back and fix the disaster that came from your discontentedness?). Whatever you want to call it, something new is coming. Even if I just change the colors up a bit!
Ryan has decided I must start a blog-podcast. Apparently I am dramatic. I don't think that's a very nice thing to tell someone. All the same, I'm dramatic and he says that sometimes the "italics" just don't capture the way I say it out loud to him. So, if you are truly bored or on the run... in the very near future, you will be able to listen to some of the blogs through a podcast. Don't get too excited. I once had a sixth grade boy find me after worship only to say, "Wow. You sound like a girl on stage, but you sort of have a man's voice off stage." Oh. Beautiful, stupid children.
And I have decided it's time for me to start thinking again. Yes, my brain has been on the back-burner as my mom skills have been developing themselves. I love history. I love politics. I love international affairs. I love human diversity whether it comes in the form of religion, culture, ethnicity, or whether you are a "cat" person or "dog" person; a glass half-full or half-empty gal, or a "red" or "blue" state person. I love the things that make us different. And I highly value the freedom we have as Americans to make our own choices, think our own thoughts, and freely discourse with those around us on any subject matter without fear of repercussion.
To that end, today I am introducing a new segment on the blog... Tough Topic Tuesdays.
Hot topics if you will. Watch-out Tuesdays, I'm putting on my thinking cap.
From religion to quotes, spirituality to politics, current events to global problems, Tuesday will be the day to go a bit deeper. My only request? Speak freely in the comment section, but do so without hate. Agree. Disagree. Or just be a blurker :) But be respectful... lashing out is no way to make a point.
So, without further ado, I give you Tough Topic Tuesdays. I look forward to hearing what you think.