It has been delightful to have Joshua and Rachel home for Christmas, but there has been one sour note. Joshua, who is pretty careful not to say anything negative, remarked on our blogging practice.
“Yes, I remember when I was younger, you used to blog all the time,” he reminisced. “Now that I’m away at school, I often check the blog to see what is going on, but all I see is the same post from two months ago.”
It is true that our blogging seems to come in fits and starts. In 2013, we had a total of 6 posts; we did better in 2014, with 47. In our heyday, we posted 405 times in a single year (2007).
Admitting that more is not necessarily better, we’re resuming our blog with Project 365. Basically, we’ll try to post every day, alternating between me and Kathy, posting at least one picture taken that day or the day before.
Here’s a picture from last night’s New Year’s party.
Each year, we host a New Year’s party, inviting many of our closest friends. This year, one of our gracious friends offered to host it on our behalf.
“Let’s have your party, but do it at our house,” they offered.
It is true that our house would have been overwhelmed — this year 95 people attended, whereas usually we keep it to 50 or so. We played many games, ate delicious food, and celebrated the new year with abundant joy.
We are so thankful to have so many friends, to share life with, and to encourage and help us live in a way that is pleasing to God.
Project 365 – Day 1