This is not my first attempt at a blog. A couple years ago I was encouraged to create one by my publisher to promote “Fearless In Euroclydon”. That publisher went out of business. The website, likewise, no longer exists.
So why revisit blogging? Why now?
While still dealing with some of the storms described in the book, more Euroclydons have hit: the loss of my husband to death, the loss of my home to bankruptcy, and the loss of my identity.
Whoa. . . . ! Hang on a minute there. The loss of my identity?
Let me rephrase–the loss of my identity as I knew it.
I am no longer a wife.
My children are grown, and though I’m still their mother my role in their lives is significantly reduced.
I no longer have my own home, my own space. I now live with my mother. While there are benefits in this arrangement to both of us, I definitely miss my alone time and take it where I can find it
So. . .
I have thrown off my earthly identity (or was it ripped from me?) and am taking on a new one. One that has been with me for 40 years but I couldn’t recognize it through the layers of other roles I put on myself, some good, some not so much so.
My true identity is that of a daughter of the Living King.
The problem? The old me, Jacqueline Lisa McDougall (JLM) still wants to be in control of her life both in and out of storms. The real JLM (Jesus Loves Me) is learning how to relinquish control completely to the Lover of my soul. Such a slow and, yes, painful process.
At this point, I don’t plan to promote this site; that may change in the future. If you happen on it by accident and find within my ramblings something that speaks to you, come along for the ride. And I would love to hear from you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org