My son blogs. I blog. But my wife won't.
It's not for lack of effort on my part though:
"Petra, why won't you blog?"
"I don't have time"
"C'mon, more people would read yours than mine"
"Who would want to read my blog?"
"Well me, and (trying to be convincing)....well I think there are a lot of people who would read."
"Exactly!" She says noticing my unconvincing way of trying to be convincing.
And so it goes.
But I will share something she shared with me the other day that I thought was profound even though she just shrugged it off.
Petra: "So, what are you going to preach about on Sunday?"
Jeremy (with no idea): "I thought I'd preach on Easter" (which is true, they did ask me to preach on Easter)
P: (without me asking her): "You know what Easter means to me?
J: (no time to answer before she continues)
P: "It's a new beginning. It's the time where I go back to the cross and realize that I have a clean slate, the opportunity to start afresh, and a God in whom there's no condemnation. I can live in light of his forgiveness."
J: "Good stuff, so why don't you preach someday?"
P: "No one's ever asked me."
J: "I've asked you to blog."
P: "'I don't have time."
And so it is.
But what she said made me realize that this is a perfect time to make a resolution. What better day than the day in which we celebrate a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ?
So my delay in making a New Years resolution was for good. And I am resolved. To do what?
That's for another post.