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This blog has been a bit of a conglomeration since its inception. I’m not quite satisfied with it, and thus am trying to figure out exactly what I want it to be. I think I want it to be a mixture of different kinds of posts. I am not an easily stereotyped person (I don’t believe so anyway). What I mean by this is that there are many different sides of me.

I have a strong passion for deep intellectual thought and academic achievement and learning. I heartily enjoy a good stimulating discussion on a number of controversial subjects or even simply the ones I find fascinating, such as the church, missons, culture, bioethics, Christianity, Christian living, the depravity of Western culture, the roles of women and men, and of course, war and pacifism. I desire to learn more about these things so that I can speak more intelligently about them.

On the other hand… I also have a more “simple” side (I’m not sure that “simple” is the right term – it’s certainly not an insult to those who would not call themselves “intellectually minded”). Unlike my Dad, I don’t spend my days reading and writing and thinking about “smart people stuff”. I enjoy it, but there’s another side to me. I love to be a housewife, and I think that’s my “first love”, or my “calling” in life. I take pride in it, and am seriously anticipating (with trepidation and undeniable excitement both) September – when I am a stay-at-home mother. I’ve been looking forward to that since I was a child, and I feel like I am finally going to have the opportunity to do what I am meant to do. (With D-day being only 17 weeks [give or take a few weeks] away, I am starting to freak out and wonder if I’m going to even be a good mom, etc. A normal part of pregnancy and preparing for your first child, I’m sure, nonetheless it’s quite the intense experience).

Anyway, back to the reason for this post. What do I want this blog to be? Well, I admit I would like it to be something people enjoy reading, but most importantly I want it to be a reflection of me. What I care about, think about, and find interesting – whether it’s the mundane, the intellectual, or the nonsensical. If I achieve that, then I think I will be satisfied.

So… some topics I am chewing on for future posts:

  • Our consumer culture
  • How the church has been commodifed
  • Ways to save money at home (frugal living)
  • Baking & cooking adventures
  • How I envision being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom)
  • My reading goals – book list

And more to come… because if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that my brain pretty much never turns off. Except for between the hours of 10pm and 9am. At that time I’m a zombie.

We shall see how this plays out. More to come, hopefully soon!

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I'm Red, he's Honey. I'm the writer of this blog and the source of your entertainment and/or boredom. We're parents of an exceptionally adorable child, and we have no idea what we're doing! This blog is the outlet for my thoughts along the way - welcome! Pull up a couch, grab a cup of tea, and stay a while! Or back away slowly. Whatever works.

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