|It’s the newname. The address, the place this blog moved to.The move is something I’ve contemplated for a while. Several years actually. But if I moved I wanted it to be a God-thing. Yep, I think God cares about blogging. :)
So, I waited. Until it was the right time. The right name.
I had a looooooong list of names. All the ones I first thought of were taken. Well, I guess I could have added “blogblog” on the end, but who wants to do that?
I often write of finding beauty in little places, simple beauty, not extravagant beauty, and of simply enjoying the day.
Maybe something like “Oh Lovely Day!” I wondered? But no, it just didn’t fit.
I love happy days, I try to make my days happy, but…
There are too many days that aren’t happy, as in top-of-the-world happy. There is always joy to be found, sometimes with great effort, but mere happiness?
One evening I was singing to my restless son before bed. I love to sing hymns to him, among the sweet nursery songs. I was thinking of my beloved friend, Ruth, and how she loved the song “The Love of God” and so I sang it to him.
The song has incredible word pictures, speaking of the vastness of God’s love. That even if the ocean were ink and the skies of parchment and every man a scribe God’s love could never be fully explained.
And that was it: Skies of Parchment.
More than simply recording a happy day, or taking pictures of pretty little things, I blog to record the faithfulness and love of my Lord.
Life isn’t always easy. It’s not always happy. There is pain. There is death, and loss, and heartache, in many fronts.
And yet, through it all, God is faithful. He is good. He can be trusted. He never makes mistakes.
Skies of Parchment. Declaring His faithfulness and love.
But it’s not just about blogging; it’s the way I want my life to be.
I don’t have “plans” for this new blog. It will be a lot of the same – posting when I am able to without burning dinner or neglecting laundry for too many days. :) There is no big show or new blingy features or anything like that. Just a new location. That’s all. :)