I’ve been blogging for years at pink-kitty.blogspot.com. I hid behind behind a nom de plume so I could say what I wanted to say and not really worry about someone in the real world finding out who I am or what I said.
I didn’t want to be dooced.
But, over the last few months, I haven’t been blogging. One post a month with nothing really to say. Over the last couple of weeks, I realized that what I want to talk about just doesn’t fit at Pink Kitty’s anymore. It won’t go away. There are many wonderful posts there (some of which I will link to a favorite’s area here). But, I am ready to be fully transparent… well, I’m not giving you my full name or SSN. So don’t ask.
The name of this blog is Hebrew. It means “embrace” or “wrestle.” You may recognize it from the book of Habakkuk, which is one of my favorite books of the Bible. I spent months reading and re-reading this book. Habakkuk openly questions God. God answers. At the end, despite the difficult circumstances, he still praises God.
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17,18