I was just reflecting on some of the unexpected blessings I’ve experienced because of blogging. At first, it was a place to post sermon notes. Then it became more of a resource for ministry and leadership, as well as a way for friends and family to keep up with what’s going on in our lives.
One of the real highlights for us was our adoption journey. The blog gave us a place to announce It’s a Boy! and It’s a Girl! And, we especially enjoyed blogging while in Korea during both trips to pick up Ethan in February 2008 and Sarah in October 2009. It was a great way to connect with people while we were 7,000 miles from home!
Another blessing is the occasional connections with descendants of Adolph Nussman, my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather and the first Lutheran pastor in North Carolina back in the late 1700s.
Most recently (in the last week), I was invited to write a book review for a research journal, after someone came across my post on the same book, The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement, by Dr. George Hunter.
Sometimes I take blogging more seriously than other times. But I’m always grateful for the opportunities and connections it has provided!