No one really ever read it, but this blog has existed for years — probably close to 10. Yikes. But it was never really used, often forgotten for long stretches and not really cherished.
Well today is the beginning of a new era. The previous posts have been hidden and Clara & I have given new life to this tired old blog. In a sincere effort to take time to reflect, slow down, pursue The Lord and really create Sabbath rest in our lives, we are both going to be writing on bmaloy.com. Our thoughts will often not be profound, but they will be honest and hopefully vulnerable. And if anyone else ever reads them, we pray that God uses them to encourage and draw them closer to Himself.
We don’t have a true ‘agenda’ of what we want to write about, although have plenty of ideas! But the goal we are really pursuing is to slow down and create margin in our lives. Margin for God to use us, for us to pursue Him and hopefully reflect His image to the world around us. It may be through theological ramblings, could be through intentionally artsy photos, strange recipes for vegetables, honest journal entries or difficult questions.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. We pray that God uses this time to grow us in Holiness and in a closer abiding love with Himself. So here’s to the surrender we need, to accept the gift of abundant life Jesus already graciously battled for.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
— John 10:10 NASB