Hello Again

Hi, friends.

It’s been a while. I didn’t mean to take a year off of writing this blog, but I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have a plan TO write and get a little busy.

Aside from just being too busy to make writing a priority, I think the biggest reason I haven’t written lately is because I really didn’t know what I wanted to say. I want this blog to have a purpose, and most of my posts were just lists of books I’d read and, quite frankly, I didn’t enjoy writing them. I also read far fewer books in 2019 than I had in previous years (55 vs. 100+).

That leads to me to this – what can you expect from this blog in 2020? Well, you can expect more than one post in a calendar year. On January 1, I sat down and made a list of 20 things I wanted to accomplish in 2020. I’m not going to list them all publicly, but as I do some of the things on the list I may highlight them here.

One item on the list, however, is to post on here at least twice per month. Some of those posts may be book reviews, since I do hope to read 60 books this year. My goal is also to get back to the original purpose of this site, which can be found in its name, This Cloudy Glass. What I hope to share the most is what I’m learning as I study God’s word — those glimpses of Him that are obscured by our own limitations, but bright enough for us to know He is marvelous and glorious. I’ll share more about how I’m studying the Bible this year in my next post…stay tuned!

In closing, here are the lyrics to the song that inspired the name.

Like a Glass (Dennis Jernigan)

Though I see right now through a glass rather dimly / I can see enough to know I need You desperately / Shine the light of Your true Living Word deep within me / I know I need Your grace, I just want to see Your face

Like a glass, here is my heart, and I see You rather dimly / But You see clear within me, cleansing every trace / Of the dust I’ve let build up that’s kept me from what I love dearly / To see Your face more clearly…I just need Your love and grace ‘til I see You face to face.

There are times when I think I can see Your face more clearly / Like the lifting of a mist as the sun reveals the day / In this life I want to know You so well that when death’s near me / I will notice no big change when I finally see Your face!

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