I know what many of you are thinking. “Isn’t a bit late to start your ‘Lenten’ blog?” Yes, it’s true. I haven’t posted anything for almost the entire first week of Lent, but that was intentional. I decided that I wanted my Lenten discipline this year to be more sustainable. As I mentioned last year, I am not a big fan of writing. If I’m going to make blogging a regular and sustainable part of my life outside of Lent, I need to find a way that works better for me during Lent.
When I first started this blog, my goal was to blog every day (except Sundays) in hopes that I would be in the habit of blogging by the time Lent was over. Because I’d been blogging almost every day for a month and a half, I should have been able to keep up the habit. Instead, I found that I got so tired of writing by the end of Lent that, when Easter came, not only did I rejoice in the resurrection of our savior, I rejoiced because I no longer “had” to come up with something to write. This year, I've decided that I am going to make it my Lenten discipline to post to this blog a minimum of once a week, with Tuesday being my set day to post. Here we are at the first Tuesday in Lent, and a post is up. Go me!
I hope you’ll join me this Lent (and hopefully at regular intervals afterward) as I continue on a path toward a deeper relationship with God. There’s no telling what will happen in this journey. Maybe I’ll help others on their own spiritual journey. Maybe I’ll provide a good jumping off point for a discussion to be had in the comments section or in people’s lives outside of this blog. Maybe I’ll add little more than a few extra kilobytes of data to the web. Whatever the outcome, I’m excited about the trip.