Welcome 2014!

happy new year As with many bloggers all over the globe, the new year is a great time to start over afresh. And who can't use a fresh start? I know I can. I know I have been blogging in spurts and bursts over the past year. A lot of times I felt like I was just blogging random stuff just to keep it going. I felt like I wasn't sure what Mom University was about anymore.

When I first started blogging a few years ago, I had an idea of what I wanted this blog to be, but somehow---as time sometimes does---I wandered from the path. As I spent the past month or so thinking about things, I realized that the posts I've enjoyed writing most are the ones that spring from passions of my heart: God's Word, books, cooking, discipleship, our homeschooling adventures, curriculum, family. I learned a lot about myself, what I am good at…and what I am not. Writing has forced me to face some very ugly things in my own heart, but it has also helped me to untangle some of those things as well.

As I look at this year to come, I have a renewed commitment to writing again. One of my goals is to re-organize the 500 posts (!!) on this blog so that it better reflects what I am envisioning for this site. One of my deepest desires is that this blog will be a place where moms can find resources and ideas for this exciting and yet sometimes frustrating journey of parenthood. My prayer is that it will also be a place where we can find community and encouragement from others around the world. I have enjoyed meeting new people as they comment during their visit here, and hope that this year will be an opportunity to see that grow here as well.

So if you come and visit and find things a bit topsy-turvy, I hope you will bear with me as we do a little reconstruction and development. Thank you so much for all of you who have given me encouragement as I explore this area of ministry through writing. You have been a blessing to me.

May the Lord bless you in the year to come as you continue to learn, grow, and develop in your journey. I pray that Mom University may be a tool in the hands of our God to walk with you as you follow Him.