Here you will find a daily post about faith, life, and probably a number of things that we are not really qualified to analyze. But we promise to try to minimize the last category. We are inspired to write here by two scriptures:
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4
“He did his best to find just the right words. And what he wrote was honest and true.” Ecclesiastes 12:10
Of course, those verses refer to King Solomon and scripture itself. Don’t worry, we have no illusions about being either one. However, those two verses still encapsulate our goals in choosing to write here on a daily basis. Those goas are: (1) Instruction - We write in order that somewhere someone might learn something. (2) Encouragement - We write in order that someone might find some of their hope that has been lost. (3) Right Words - We write in search for right words; words that are honest and true.
This site sprouted when we combined our two blogs into this shared space. We first ventured into blogging when we were living as missionaries in Prague, Czech Republic in 2005. It was a nifty way for us to share our adventure with friends and family. We continued off and on after our return to the States, toying around with a dozen or so blogs based around various topics. We started over at Blogger, had a very brief stint with TypePad, and spent a few years at WordPress.com. In 2011 we decided to post on each of our blogs on a consistent basis. With consistency came readership, a little bit to our surprise, and eventually we decided that we needed a self-hosted website. We owned the domain StoneWritten.com from thoughts of a commercial writing business that we never pursued. So, we moved on over in March of 2012 and have been here ever since.
We would like to leave you with one final thought. Blogging is still relatively young as an internet tool. A handful of blogs go back to the nineties, and some even trace their roots back to early forums in the eighties. But blogging as a phenomenon did not really take off until 2004. No one knows exactly what the signficance of a thirty, forty or fifty year old blog will be since none presently exist. But if we are allowed that many years to journal our thoughts on faith and life here I suspect that this archive will turn out to be a nice legacy for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. With that in mind we try our best to stick to the disciplined task of a daily post with the hope of leaving something of significance to our family when we are gone. If you have ever considered blogging we highly encourage you to do it. And if you choose to do so, we ask you to consider doing it with this long view in mind.