Blogs, blogs, and blogs. I read blogs daily on a variety of different topics: news, technology, investing, frugality, counseling, and Christian theology. There is no shortage of blogs out there and I debated in my mind whether I should start one.
Why am I starting a blog? I enjoy reading but I find that writing is difficult. My brain hurts as I try to find the right words to express my thoughts clearly. I also find that writing is enjoyable as I see words coming alive and my thoughts make more sense (you can be the judge of that). I also want to become a better writer and I know that only comes by writing.
Why now? A colleague of mine Lisa LaGeorge encouraged me to start a blog after I finished a doctoral program in biblical counseling. I hope that writing will help continue the momentum of always learning, growing, and changing. I also want to be a good steward of the education and experiences I have had in life, and I hope that will encourage and challenge others.
What will I write about? I am going to write about topics that I am interested in, and maybe a rant now and then. I will write on topics of Christian theology, counseling, life, finance, and technology. I will also include some book reviews since I read a lot. How do all those topics go together? Well, first, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and have two seminary degrees. I also have a degree in computer information systems, and I have worked as an accountant for many years. I think the phrase is…jack of all trades, master of none!
So, where did the name come from? I named this blog Only True Hope because my hope in Christ shapes every area of my life. No matter who we are we always have hope in something or someone, every single day.
So, here we go. My biggest hesitation in writing is living in the tension between resisting self-promotion and being a good steward of my education and experiences in life. I am not trying to seek to promote myself. Instead, I want to be a good steward of what I have received from the Lord.
So, thank you Lisa LaGeorge for suggesting I start a blog. It only took me a year and a pandemic, but I guess I need to start sometime.