That’s right. I’ve fought the blogging craze for so long, but finally I gave up. I realized that spending endless hours blogging and posting on facebook and myspace is somewhat worthless and I might as well start my own bona-fide blog.
I spent hours yesterday trying to come up with a name. I looked up so many phrases in Latin I started to get woozy and at one point started questioning the reason for my very existence. “How do I describe all of my life and who I am in no more than three simple yet catchy words?” Anyways, Rugged Joy is what I’ve come up with. It’s a phrase borrowed from Dr. John Piper himself from his book, When I Don’t Desire God. He writes,
“One of the reasons that today in the Western church our joy is so fragile and thin is that this truth is so little understood—the truth, namely, that eternal life is laid hold of only by a persevering fight for the joy of faith. Joy will not be rugged and durable and deep through suffering where there is not resolve to fight for it. But today, by and large, there is a devil-may-care, cavalier, superficial attitude toward the ongoing, daily intensity of personal joy in Christ, because people do not believe that their eternal life depends on it” (When I Don’t Desire God, 37).
So all that to say, welcome, thanks for visiting, and come back again!