Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Because change happens

"purify yourselves and change your garments"

Genesis 35:2

Like a snake shedding its skin ~ no, no... that's not me.

Like a chicken coming out of its shell ~ no, that's not quite right either.

Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, (yeah, that will work!)  I'm going to be moving over to Wordpress, instead of blogger.  But it will just be a new address; same ole me.  And of course, He never changes, so that's good.

So tell your friends... tell your mother... tell your dog ('cuz I do talk about animals a lot!)

It's gonna take some getting used to, but no one said change would be easy.  And if anyone did, they'd have been lying.  My sister is visiting this week (no, not the same sister I visited last week ~ we're a travelin' bunch) and she talked me into it.  She's got a blog, too, and loves being on Wordpress.  I've heard other good things, too, so while she was in town, and available to walk me through it, I decided it was time to make the change.

I was perfectly happy with blogger, but I have a tendency to settle sometimes, even when better is available.  Sometimes that's just contentment, but sometimes it's stubbornness.

In the Book of Joshua is the account of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, choosing to stay on "this" side of the Jordan, rather than crossing over to the Promised Land.  I never understood that.  They were missing out on the Promised Land, man!  But they were content on the other side.  And Moses allowed them to make that decision.  True, those who crossed over had battles to fight, and giants to defeat, but it was what God wanted for them.  And I always felt it was a little like giving up for them to stop moving before they'd arrived at their destination.

So I'm crossing over to Wordpress.  Be watching for directions to my new home, and then join me in some milk and honey, won't you?

~ "Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it,

that it may be well with you,

and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God

of your fathers has promised you -

'a land flowing with milk and honey.'" ~

Deuteronomy 6:3

1 comment:

  1. What a very nice blog you have on blogger! But I will await being dazzled by Wordpress with great interest.

    Picky note: I don't think you meant "half the tribe of Manasseh" -- I think you meant "the half tribe of Manasseh" (what would have been "the tribe of Joseph" became the two half-tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim led by Joseph's sons.)