Thursday, December 29, 2011

Change

How do you like the new look?

I changed the name of this blog in November and wrote about (A Time Of Transition) being in a transitional period that would ultimately bring more blogging changes. And so it has. I thought about waiting until January to implement this but in all honesty; I couldn't wait. I'm ready for change!

My goal and desire is to simplify the look of The Ragamuffin Saint, i.e. the layout, color, content. I want to make it easier to read and to access. And I can tell you that this is really a reflection of the changes taking place within me and my life. So I'll say again; expect more changes down the road.

I suppose one of the perks of having your own blog is that you can make it exactly what you want it to be. And I do think a personal blog should be a reflection of the one writing it. So it only makes sense that this blog would be in a perpetual state of motion; just as my life is. And change is definitely apart of that.

Honestly, change used to be rather unwelcome by me. It always seemed like more of an negative intrusion than a positive turn. And clearly, some changes aren't so good and are intrusive. But after being thrust into such radical change over these past many years, I've truly come to welcome and embrace it in a much better way. I now actually desire it on many levels. And I often take time to pray about, reflect on and contemplate what changes I might need to consider making. In fact; I think it's essential.

As we prepare to enter this new year, what changes might you be contemplating?

4 comments:

  1. Hello ~ I like the new look...softer and more peaceful for me in a way. I am making plans for the same thing...started a while ago but am not content with it. It is hard for me to read blogs with a bright white background or bright white post lettering so I find yours easy to read.
    I, too, am contemplating changes...and making 2012 a GOOD YEAR using the serenity prayer as my basis with Prov. 3: 5-8 as my foundation.
    Looking forward to what else you do bring to us...I always have something to take with me :)

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  2. Renee, thats so funny; I just finished reading your post about Christmas while you were here reading this one.

    Thank you so much for your feedback! If you have any other thoughts, please let me know. I find this to be much softer as well and I'm glad more peaceful for you. That's what I'm after. Appreciate your input.

    I absolutely love Proverbs 3:5-6! It's my all time favorite Scripture and one I've held onto throughout this entire illness. I also love verses 7 and 8 (just looked them up). Definitely going to add them in. Thanks for sharing that with me. And thank you for always taking the time to stop by :)

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  3. I love the new look...especially the cursive headlines. It's beautiful. It's also fun to experience the growth and transformation along with you.

    Don't know what changes I'll be making in the new year, but I've definitely been contemplating. Feel a "shedding of skin" coming on. New shoes. New feet.

    Love you, friend. Can't wait to see what 2012 brings. Happy new year! XOXOX

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  4. Thanks Kathy! I really appreciate all your feedback. I like the cursive headlines too. One of my favorites.

    Always love your input and perspective. I'm still contemplating a lot of things myself. Looking forward to sharing what 2012 brings as well. Love you too, friend. XOXOX

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