like Egypt, a new beginning

Today Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from office, after 18 tumultous days of protest that swept through Egypt and captured international attention. I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched these events with a mixture of concern and compassion. Clearly the Egyptian people had been oppressed under Mubarak and this new development is a victory for democracy. As an American I rejoice with them.

But what comes next?  That’s a big question mark amidst the celebration.

I feel the same way about this blog — to a much, much lesser degree, of course. I am excited to announce that there have been some changes to the format since my last post three months ago. The old regime is gone! Not that the old one was oppressive, but after much internal protesting on my part I had to accept that it was time for that format to step down.

You will notice that this blog has a new title — “Invisible Ink” — and I feel this title accurately reflects where I’m going with future posts. I chose this title because much of the unseen world — the Kingdom of God around us —  is like invisible ink. There are traces of it everywhere. We just have to shine the right kind of light on it, to make the unseen visible.

That’s what I hope to do with this blog and with my writing. Currently, like Egypt, this blog is transitioning and will change from week to week as I find the right combination of elements to fit this new style. Please bear with me.

Oh and by the way, I’ll also write about writing.

8 thoughts on “like Egypt, a new beginning

  1. Well FINALLY! I was wondering.
    Hey–leave it to your Mom to be a nag.

    Also stop pushing your husband off ladders. (Unless he really deserves it.) There—I managed to get in some unsolicited advice as well. My day is made.

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    1. Wow, Mom — nagging, a welcome, and unsolicited advice all in only four lines — you’re almost a candidate for Twitter. Dad would be proud!
      It’s good to be back, though. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Just so ya know…the US has worked very hard to make sure Mubarak stayed in power, as part of what is known as the “Strongman Policy” where we give huge amounts of aid to anti-democratic governments, because the US has less fear of the devil they know than the elected representative they do not. So you are not being particularly American by rejoicing with them, though I do as well. Also, good to see you writing again.

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    1. You know, freedom is always a risk, right? So the American “freedom fighter” in me rejoices, but you are right — the American / Egyptian relationship may change and that part is an unknown, and could go either way. Thanks for commenting, it’s good to hear from you.

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