Why Blog?

A writer is dear and necessary for us

only in the measure of which she reveals to us

the inner workings of her very soul.

— Tolstoy (pronouns changed)

Friend, Tolstoy’s regard for the writer inspires me — the thought that confession is crucial to a writer’s impact on others.  I can promise you that I offer up myself in everything that I write here on my blog.

Writing is renewing and life-giving for me and strangely helps me to figure out what I think.  What I write about is unpredictable and often surprises me.  I hope to help you to think differently, to consider the Jesus that I have come to know, or to simply be inspired to change your life in some way.  I will never proselytize, but I talk candidly about my faith experience.

This is my journey, but I invite you along!  And I thank you for the time you take to read my words — in doing so you honor me. When someone tells me how my words helped or moved them, I cherish it.

Be well,

Melody

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy was a Russian moral thinker, novelist and philosopher, who greatly influenced Russian literature and politics. He lived from 1828-1910.

**P.S. I speak recklessly at times.  I don’t usually regret it. I have spent many years constraining my thoughts and being controlled by my father to the point that I had no idea what I thought, or felt, much less was I able to express it.  So, if I err on the side of too much truth, perhaps that’s why.  But I have hurt others with my words over the years and I regret those moments.  I hope to dance on the wire of truth, but it is a difficult balancing act.

6 comments

  • I’m looking forward to reading more of your words. I’m finally checking out people who have looked at my blog, and it is such a wonder to me how the internet facilitates this sort of dialogue. Thanks for your words and sharing your journey.

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    • Thanks Cassandra. I’m messing around with it right now, trying to figure out the best way to organize things. After three or four years of blogging…it is a full site but I’m not sure it’s easy to access old things. Welcome!!

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  • Hi again Melody,

    I think we might be Kindred spirits…for everything you said about why you write is true for me as well. It is painful to be so honest with an audience of “any one’s” …including most likely my soon to be ex (it was an abusive marriage). But it is also extremely therapeutic to just be able to get it out there and to know that someone – maybe just one someone is getting something from my meanderings.

    Thanks for sharing and hope that we can some how work together!

    Blessings,
    Holli (aka. Real Mama at Practice Joy)

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