If you’re reading this article, you might be wondering why I started a blog in the first place.
What can you expect as a reader of this site?
There are two main reasons for this blog:
- To help people know and follow Jesus. In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek argues that great organizations have a crystal clear picture of WHY they do what they do. The WHAT and HOW can change, but the WHY is the driving force of every decision. For me, my WHY is helping people discover who Jesus is and to grow in their love for him. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives the command to his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and one of the ways I hope to take part in that is through my writing.
- To put in the reps. What separates good writing from bad writing? Is it just talent? No doubt, natural abilities play a role in your starting point, but there are plenty of talented people who never reach their potential. Oftentimes, what separates people who are successful in their craft is practice. You have to put in your reps. As a follower of Jesus, I want to develop the gifts God has given me, not just sit on them and hope one day he’ll use them. Having a blog and posting every week locks me into a sort of “forced creativity” schedule that allows me to practice. That means in the beginning, my writing won’t be great. But the only way to move forward through that is to keep writing, refining, and making progress.
Those are the main two driving forces of this blog. Let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions. I’d love to hear from you!