Awakening the Slumbering Blog...

I arrived home 12 hours ago with blog posts dancing in my head. Getting back to the blog has been one of my most treasured goals for 2016, and yet with the year almost 1/12 over, I haven't hit publish once.

Last night I had the opportunity to speak to a group of ladies on a subject very close to my heart: child protection. It's been a frequent topic here on the blog, and yet as I prepared for last night's session and then shared with the ladies last night, ideas for a new series on the subject swarmed.

I had hoped to have a handout for the group last night, which didn't happen, so I committed to typing up info to share via our homeschool group email loop. I could kill two birds with one stone by publishing the info here and linking to it for the group.

I sat down this morning to begin, and despite the outline written in my dearly-loved colorful Flair pens on the legal pad in front of me, I was struck with an abysmal case of writer's block.

Seriously?? How can someone with 11 pages of handwritten notes in front of them have writer's block?

I just couldn't figure out how to begin. The subsequent posts were lined up neatly in my mind, but the beginning just wouldn't come.

I finally decided that the problem was going from 0 (as in zero posts since the first week of October, ack!!) to 60 (jumping headfirst into a series on a deep and difficult subject) without any transition whatsoever.

So here's the transition. Ponderings of an Elect Exile is awakening from its deep slumber. I'm hoping, and planning, and praying to be blogging regularly in the coming months. Included in the planning are this series on child protection issues, the continuation of a long-interrupted series on creativity, frequent Bible journaling and planner posts, and the 31 Days of Letters to My Children series that was supposed to happen in October but didn't. :)

Hope is my word for the year this year, and a topic that will appear often in the 2016 Ponderings.

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