I am not one who usually like cliches, especially ones of a spiritual nature, but there is one that seems appropriate for what I am going to write about in this, my final post on Daughter of the King.
The saying goes: "When God closes one door, He opens up another." Well that is exactly what I feel is happening as far as my blogging life is concerned. Those who follow and read this blog on a regular basis know that my posts have been fewer and farther between for quite some time now. Some of you know that I have been struggling with this fact as well~ wanting to write, but just not feeling inspired to do so.
About a month ago, I stopped beating myself up over this, and just let things be. If I felt inspired to write, I would, if not that would be OK too. Then I began to pray on this. I asked God to let me know if it was time to close the blog and perhaps even take it down permanently. That didn't seem to be the answer. What I began to see or hear God telling me that it was time to take things in another direction. OK, so I could just change the format of this blog, or even change the title, but that didn't seem to be what was called for either. So I prayed a little more. Like He does on many ocassions, God answered with a verse of Scripture: "Set out into the deep." (cf. Luke 5:4) Well I didn't think God was telling me to go fishing, but I did take that to mean to set out deeper into my writing and its platform.
While I will close the door on this blog, I will leave it up. It has been over four and a half years and 811 posts. There is a lot worth keeping here for anyone to browse through and read or reread. One of the other things I have found difficult is maintaining the comments blog, The Front Porch so while I do like the idea of a comments free blog, I will keep the comments open on the new site.
The new door is opening over at Wordpress (sshh, don't tell the Bloggger people.) with a new blog which I have actually upgraded to wesite status. With an actual website, I can explore the idea of e-books from my earlier writings and reflections.
The direction I am raking this new site is that my posts will be based on things I am reading~Scripture, Catholic books and writings of the saints and Church Fathers. While I will review a book every now and then, the bulk of the posts will be reflections on something seems to speak to me or strike a particular chord.
I love to read, and knowing this, God uses it to speak to me more often than any other way. This new site will be my way of sharing it with all who visit.
So please follow me over to my new blogging site Reflections on the Sacred where we can continue to reflect and discuss all that God gives us in holy words.
The Catholic blogging community is a wonderful, faith edifying place. I thank all of you who have followed, read and commented on this blog over the last four and a half years.
Click the link above to find me at my new blogging home, and let's all set out into the deep together.