Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The First Post

I've never been around for the birth of a blog; is it customary to spend the first post justifying the decision to start one? I could ramble for paragraphs explaining the lead-up to this very moment – my first ever blog post! – but I’ll leave it at this: I have a squillion questions I’m looking for answers to. Questions like:

What does God think of women? How do you make bread, and is it worth the effort? What makes a marriage work? Is swearing wrong for a Christian? Does God love my husband more than He loves me? Why does the Bible make me feel that way sometimes? Do I really want to buy a house one day, and why? How many leg waxes will it take before the hairs just don’t grow back? Should I re-read the Twilight series or will that spoil it for me? Am I actually an introvert or did I just take the test at the wrong moment in my life? Why is it that some friendships die but others last a lifetime? Why do I feel so guilty deleting Oxford commas from my writing? Do I need to be consistent in my removal of them, or can I make judgements sentence-to-sentence? Why are there so many people who claim to know exactly what the Bible’s saying, but who interpret it in a completely different way to another stack of people who also claim to know exactly what the Bible’s saying? Will I ever again know what it feels like to sleep for longer than 3 hours at a time? And what if the Hokey Pokey really is what it’s all about?

I’m hoping this will be a good forum for all the pondering.


  1. RE the bread question:

  2. Thank you, I loved the article! I'm adding bread-making to my list of things to do in 2012. Maybe in March...

  3. FYI Grant calls them HARVARD COMMAS. It's enough to make me rethink our entire relationship.

  4. PS I'm starting at the beginning on the web, and at the end on my phone, because I can't work out where I am otherwise. Just in case you panicked and thought I read through 3 years with no witty comments. do not fear.

    1. Haha!!! I actually cannot figure out how you're tackling this! It doesn't seem like you're going through chronologically! Do you have a system?

  5. I told you!!! on the web (so at work) I'm reading from the beginning, but the rest I'm reading backwards. I think.