Thanks for following Leah Wise : a journal! Today I reached 1,000 followers on WordPress. I think every blogger hopes to gain this type of readership, but it’s often quite elusive. I’ll keep on posting essays, thoughts, and snippets from my life and I hope you’ll keep following along.
Thank you to all who accessed my blog through WordPress’ Freshly Pressed feature and read, commented, liked, or followed. The homily I posted here was presented in my local congregation last Sunday. Since it was my first time presenting a sermon, I was nervous and emotional, but I made it through and felt moved in a way I didn’t expect by the message presented in the Biblical readings and through the process of speaking the words aloud. Helping the oppressed – especially those suffering within systems we can at least begin to change with minimal effort – is close to my heart; expressing that to an audience made it real to me in a way it hadn’t been before. I’m thankful that WordPress made it accessible to a wider audience.
I thought I’d provide a few resources if you’re interested in poking around the blog or exploring social justice issues further:
- If you’re interested in social justice and fair trade issues, I encourage you to check out my ethical style blog, Style Wise, for retailers, resources, and inspiration.
- If you’d like to know more about my journey through Lent, you can read my Lent post.
- For all other explorations, you can navigate by topic using the Categories menu on the left hand sidebar.
- If you’re interested in a thorough discussion on the sacredness of life, you may want to read The Sacredness of Human Life by David P. Gushee. I’m reading it now and find it uplifting and thought provoking.
I can’t promise that all my future posts will be as meaningful as the last one, but I’ll continue to keep an account of my life with honesty and (hopefully) a fair amount of reflection.