I just want to get something out here…
This blog - Daily Parable - it's not daily and it's not parables in the real meaning of the term. It doesn't literally live up to its name. There, I got it out.
It's sort of been this way since the beginning, since I decided I'd like to start this blog and thought up the name. I didn’t have intentions to write daily right away. Maybe I hoped I would get to that point. I don't see that happening anytime soon. But "daily" captures my practice of tuning in, with my Holy Spirit antenna, to what God is speaking at any point, daily, momently.
And I did do my research and looked up the word "parable" before sticking it after "daily"… I checked out its use in the Bible and in other literature. I know that parables are more like tales or stories, not just observations or similes on their own. I know that by definition the meaning in a parable is usually unspoken or implicit (although Jesus explained his parables to those around him). But the part of "parable" that I like is the illustration of God's truths through simple, everyday stuff. God speaks through others, through an activity, an event, a moment… that's what I want to dwell on, really. Again, it's a Holy Spirit antenna thing.
Things (including blogs) evolve and change … it's hard to determine the focus until it's been put into practice. At least that's what happens for me because I often learn by doing.
The story of this blog is that I wanted to write and I wanted to focus on the Lord throughout my day.
At life group, when I shared about being overwhelmed to be back at work, people prayed that I would find creative ways to connect with the Lord in the midst of it all.
I thought to start a blog, and it felt right, in a Holy Spirit sort of way, so I went for it.
I thought of the title.
I looked up the definition of parable. It wasn't quite right. But to me, it meant "in real life".
I decided not to pressure myself to write daily, but I wanted to regularly hear God speak.
And so the title stuck.
Consider this the "About" section of my blog. Only it's popping up now because the blog's a bit fluid, sort of organic. And maybe I'll have another "About" entry in a little while, acknowledging how it's evolved once again. But the name will stay the same… because it has a little ring to it that rings true to me… and I guess that's really what matters.