Unveiling . . .

Hi there, friends.

I wanted to let you know that I've finally taken the plunge and published the website I was working on last year. (You know, the one I agonized over for months and talked about herehere, and here?)

It's called Still Forming, and it will be my new online home.

Since I've been away from blogland, I've been doing a lot of writing in various journals and doing a lot of typing on my new vintage typewriter (which I love dearly and have christened Brother Merton) . . . but there's something about the act of composing words for others that I miss so much. I think it's that writerly process of mentally organizing and framing a story in the just-right way and then using the just-right words and paragraphs to tell it well and make the experience real for others. While working on some projects I needed to get done last week, I suddenly realized how much I miss that process.

I also realized, when I became actively engaged in a conversation on Brett McCracken's blog last week (you can find the specific conversation here and here), that there are some subjects deep in my soul that I have to write and talk about. These subjects will not surprise you. They have to do with how we relate to each other and how we relate to God, how healing happens in the human heart and spirit, and what we are meant to be about in this world. And even though it was somewhat unnerving to sound a counter-voice to Brett's initial post, what happened as a result seemed fruitful for all involved. These are the kind of things I want to think and talk about more, and in a more intentional way.

So, yes. Please join me over at Still Forming.

It might also interest you to know that I'll be writing in the days and months ahead, too, more about my summer of solitude and what I've been continuing to learn and think about on the subjects of nonviolence, peacemaking, and social justice.

Cheers, friends, and much love. Thank you for being a presence and community in this much-beloved Lilies blog of mine over the past three years.