A year ago today I thought I would try something new. A friend of mine had started a blog and it inspired me to explore creativity through the written word. 365 Days, 138 Posts, and 24,560 hits ago Emancipation of the Freed was born.
It has been a challenge to craft posts that are concise, articulate, transparent and inspired. I may have hit the mark on a few... but mostly, I’ve been stretched and it feels good. Hosting Emancipation of the Freed has helped me to grow in an area that was stagnant and made me realize that I really could do what I thought I couldn’t.
Since March 2006 more than 15 members of The Bridge have also started blogs, including my wife. It’s been exhilarating to see the creativity and artistry pour out of them. What an amazing bunch of people, I am extremely blessed.
I guess it’s true with anything - the more you do something the better you get at it. Blogging has helped me to better articulate what I want to say in written form. As a pastor I have many years of experience and many, many opportunities to communicate verbally. (I’ll let others judge if I’ve actually gotten any better at it) but I’ve had relatively few opportunities to communicate in writing. Little did I know how important this would become.
Over the past two years the Lord has blessed me with many supernatural experiences. The ability to record them, quickly and accurately has been critically important to me. The regular practice of writing this blog has helped to hone my abilities for a higher purpose and much to my surprise... it’s been great fun!
I have a feeling that the next 365 days are going to be very exciting, now on to year number two!
© Tom Zawacki 2007