New Things

Well! I didn’t imagine that my break from blogging would last a whole year. But it has. It was really interesting to read the last blog entry from January 2020 and to laugh at myself. I mean, who could not? We had no idea in January 2020 what the year would hold. 

In case you don’t know what my 2020 held, here is a quick rundown:

  • We went to LA in January
  • COVID happened (I’m sure you haven’t forgotten) with lockdowns etc.
  • Our daughter Jess became engaged to Jordan
  • Pretty quickly after that Jess and Jordan were married
  • Our son Caleb became engaged to Mikayla
  • We renovated the house to make a small home for Caleb and Mikayla
  • I published a novel (Deadly Miscalculation)
  • Caleb and Mikayla got married

There were a few other small things too – surgeries, illnesses, major work deadlines, all the sorts of things that a year holds. The year 2020 was a very full year.

I am grateful that I stopped blogging in January last year. I don’t know how I would have managed with a blog and podcast on my plate. 

But here I am, in faith, taking it up again.

Faith that it is what God wants me to do. Faith that I can give you all something that will make your lives better. And faith that I won’t be overloading myself with this. That I can do it at a pace that makes sense and is possible.

However, this blog will be different from what it has been before. It is part of a new and exciting opportunity for me.

I will be chatting each fortnight with Scottie Haas, the breakfast announcer at Ultra106.5. The chat will be broadcast, and I will also share it on my podcast, and write a complementary blog post.

This is something new for me, though I have chatted with Scottie before. The Mikayla that our Caleb married is Scottie’s eldest daughter, so we are family now! Also, I’ve been on the radio to talk about my books before. So it’s not entirely new. 

But a regular radio spot is something new. And very cool.

So here we go. Into another year. And having no idea what the year will hold. But we know Who holds the year, and that He holds each of us too. So we walk confidently, holding God’s hand, and looking for what he has in store for us.

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