Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fears of Redundancy

One of my worries about starting a new blog was the fear of being redundant. You see, I wrote quite a lot on my private blog and covered many subjects over the past five years. Thus, I've been a little timid about starting this new blog - simply because I don't want to be redundant with what I posted on "Adrie World". Yet, I have to go forward with my feelings. I knew I needed to start this blog, so I did it! Yay me! ;) I also know there will be many topics that I'll want to write about again. But there are so many people in this world who have shared their thoughts and feelings over and over again and nobody cares. So, I'm not going to worry if my words might seem "old hat" to some. I'm just going to be brave and jump in! :) Besides, old hats are super comfy and fun to wear, right?! Ha ha.

To my previous readers: I might take some of my older blog posts and change them, or tighten them up, or whatever I feel like doing, and then post them here. Or, I might not! But that's the beauty of blogging - I can write about whatever I want! :) Just like you can read whatever you want! :) Isn't the internet great?! Except for when it's not great...you know, like when someone chooses to post bad/inappropriate/yucky content. Then the internet sucks! Yet, I hope to be able to combat some of the yuckiness that we find online. Yes, I want to use my small spot on the web to share happy thoughts, useful or interesting tidbits, and fun life experiences. :)

I absolutely want to do what Gordon B. Hinckley's marvelous words suggest to all of us! He said,
"We cannot be indifferent to the great cause of truth and right. We cannot afford to stand on the sidelines and watch the play between the forces of good and evil. Wrote John the Revelator: 'I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth' (Revelation 3:15-16).
"John's imagery is vivid. It points to our critical duty to stand strong, even to become leaders in speaking up on behalf of those causes that make our civilization shine. Each of us can be a leader within our sphere of influence. The adversary of all truth would put into our hearts a reluctance to make an effort; we must cast that fear aside and be valiant in the cause of truth, fairness, and right." (Standing For Something, [2000], 171-172)
Yes, I am most definitely not lukewarm or cold. My works are hot in the sense that I want to stand strong in defense of what is right and true! I refuse to "sit" in the lukewarm sideliners' tub that so many people seem to be flocking to these days. It's also sad to see that many of those lukewarmers choose to jump ship into the freezing cold waters of iniquity. Thus, if I'm redundant in my defense of goodness, truth and right, so be it! :)

2 comments:

  1. I love your new blog! I was just thinking/worrying/pondering the other day how things in the world are changing so rapidly (and not for the good) and although I know it is a sign of the times, I still worry and fear what things will be like 10, 20, 30... years from now. Amidst all of the not so good we need good, happy, and positive voices out there too!

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  2. Thank you, Jackie! I appreciate your words. :)

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