Although I appreciate that blogs, like people, are evolving and changing shape as the writers mature and discover new things, change is always a little awkward, huh? So changing the direction on Drawing From The Well is the last thing I want to do. I want this blog to always be pointing to Jesus Christ, His Headship, His glory and His Freedom that God has given to us in Him. I always want this to be a place where souls can drink and eat of Christ and receive even just the tiniest expression of His Life on the pages here.
Still, I have to be honest with you. I have struggled over the last number of months with what and how to write. At first I thought there was so much going on in my life that I just needed a little time to settle and it would all find it’s way to the blog posts (and maybe that will still happen at some point). After another little while I thought perhaps I was experiencing writer’s block.
So I’ve been asking the Lord about this. Blogging was definitely a direction from the Lord to me when I started in 2014 and I have never wanted to just write for the sake of writing. I’ve only ever wanted to express the Lord’s life in me, to you and anyone who’ll read or listen. So when I’ve not sensed any life in my writing, I’ve hit the delete button or the ‘save draft’ button and left it for another time, in the hope that something of Christ’s life would come forward at another date or in a new way. Well, the Lord has answered my prayers and now it is clear to me that the writing isn’t what He’s into for me right now.
So What’s New?
It seems that the season for writing has tapered off considerably (for now) to make way for a season of ‘speaking’. That means I will be posting podcasts here from now on, until if and when I believe the Lord changes things again. I will probably write a post here and there as I feel led to but it certainly seems to me that podcasts is what He has on His mind for a new season.
What If You Prefer Reading?
For those of you who prefer reading to listening, each podcast episode will include a fairly in-depth written summary of the content so you can still read. I know sometimes I don’t feel like listening to something and it’s great to read a general synopsis and get an idea before I make the time to sit and listen. Of-course, the beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them in the car or when you’re cleaning the house or going for a walk or training it to work. 🙂
Something else that’s very exciting is that I won’t be doing podcasts on my ‘pat malone’ (for anyone who is not Australian or English ‘pat malone’ means ‘alone’). My husband Derek and I will be doing these podcasts together. Yay! We’re both really looking forward to this adventure together and thinking it will be a lot of fun for us – and hopefully for you the listeners! (and readers).
We’re actually both pretty nervous as we’ve never done anything like this before so be prepared for us to make complete fools of ourselves, which is highly likely! 🙂
The content will of course be focused on the centrality of Christ and I continue to hope that He will be revealed through the content.
How Will It Work?
While Drawing From The Well will continue, we have a whole new site currently being built and that’s where all the action will be happening. That means that I will link the content from the new podcast site to Drawing From The Well. So each time an episode is released on the new site it will show up here as well. In other words, folk can access the podcasts through both sites. Make sense?
We expect to launch the new site early October 2017 . We already have a few recordings ‘in the can’ as they say, so I guess we’ll just start there and see how we go.
I will confirm the launching date of the new site as we get closer!
How Does This Change Reflect The Life of The Lord?
I love that the Lord is always changing things up – He’s always calling us on further. And yet, almost paradoxically, He Himself never changes. I also love that He is full of variety and there are endless ways of expressing Him because He is endless.
So Just To Recap
- Drawing From The Well site will continue
- It will mostly publish podcasts as from October
- The podcasts will be linked from a new podcast site being developed by Derek and myself
- The episodes/content will continue in the same vein as Drawing From The Well
- I will continue to blog here occasionally
- This may be only a seasonal change – we hold on loosely to all things
- Stay tuned
Brother, sister, may you always be refreshed, encouraged and built up in Christ who is the Head of His church who calls us all onward in Him to know Him more and the power of His resurrection life and to fellowship with Him in our sufferings….which most definitely includes tackling change.
Thanks a million for following this site and commenting, I really hope you’ll see/experience much more of our glorious Lord through the coming adjustments here on Drawing From The Well.
Watch this space…..there may be a post or two before change arrives….;-)