This is the first time in a long time that you’ve heard a peep from me, but I’ve written and rewritten this countless times. I’ve been looking not just for the words, but for the right ones, for good ones.
And then I realised that silence in itself speaks volumes. If there were words for it, it wouldn’t be silence anymore. As if explaining it negates it of any meaning it might have had.
As the Preacher says in Ecclesiastes, there is ‘a time to keep silent and a time to speak.’
This accidental hiatus has been a good thing. I feel rested, despite the busyness, and despite spending much of the time indulging my first love (in the writing realm), fiction. My word count from February till now is currently 91, 018, so I guess you could say it’s been a productive year.
For a long while, coming back here daunted me though. I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps it’s because the last year or so has been one of change in a lot of ways. Christ looks so much more beautiful. I know he doesn’t change, but I could swear he looks more glorious now than he did this time last year, or even just six months ago. How can anyone not love him?
Nothing of any real importance can follow such a wonderful truth, so I leave you without excuse or explanation for my absence.
Just a hello.
I hope you like the redesign, it’s a bit more personal. Just as I wrote and rewrote this re-emergence post so many times, I considered shutting up shop and closing KA for good many, many times. I’d changed a lot, perhaps it simply wasn’t part of my life anymore and, after all these years (nearly seven), it was time to let go.
But here we are. Different but here. And you’re here too.
Looking back, KA is one of the key things that has helped me grow as a writer and it has grown and changed a lot over the years. The thing is, I know some of you have grown and changed with me, and I’m thankful you’re still around. Let’s spend a little longer growing in grace together and watching the radiance of Christ grow daily as we know more of him.
I’m glad you’re still here.
I’m still here too, by the grace of God.