Just over a year ago I dreamed up and launched “simply, Christian” as an outlet to write about living the simple Christian life—a mashup of simple/minimalist thought and a Christ-centered life.
I wanted to change the world.
I wrote steadily for a while but then, like so any others, I tapered off. At some point, I pretty much just stopped, jumped over to Tumblr, and started reblogging cool stuff that other people wrote. Why? Ironically, I was too busy.
Pretty hypocritical for a blog focused on simplicity, no? I thought so, too.
Maybe it was hypocrisy.
Maybe it was just a false start.
Maybe I wasn’t committed enough.
Maybe my scope was too big.
Maybe I was just scared.
I’m not sure exactly why I failed, but that’s okay. The fact is, I still want to change the world.
So, how exactly am I planning to go about this? After tons of off-line brainstorming, doodling, rambling, and filling up pages of my trusty ecosystem notebook, I think I’ve crafted a model, a vision, a plan both for life and for blogging. It’s a simple approach…
be. share. encourage.
Expanded just a little: be the change…share the change…encourage the change
Will this ‘succeed’ in the eyes of the world? I dunno. I don’t care.
Will this succeed in glorifying God, sharing in the work of Christ, and building a community that encourages others to do the same? I hope so.
Will you join me?
live simply…simply live