A New Year, 2019, and time for a new thing.
Isaiah 43: 18-19
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
For me personally, and therefore for the blog, it is time for a new thing. I started the blog in April, 2018 and during those past 9 months I have been able to express the things that had been on my mind regarding intimate partner abuse for several years; where I grappled with my situation, then made choices to survive, disentangle and recover.
I have done all I could to raise concerns with the appropriate people, with scriptural principles as my guide. I found no one that would be in a position to act, who understands intimate partner abuse well enough to ‘hear’ what I was saying. I trust that the majority of Christians will gradually ‘get it’ about intimate partner abuse issues, and things will be different in the future.
For now, I seem to be done talking to local people face-to-face, and will be focussing on participating in the sharing of posts and comments online between survivors, advocates, and anyone else who is receptive to learn about issues of abuse. My hope is that survivors and advocates will all be encouraged as we continue to raise our collective voices, and that systemic change will occur as we do.
This year I am hoping to keep the posts a bit shorter and perhaps more frequent. I share posts from the blogs of other advocates as well as Hadassah’s Legacy (HL) blog posts on the Hadassah’s Legacy facebook page (note: earlier HL posts were not shared at the facebook page).
I will ‘forget the former things’ where God has healed me and made me new. I will not forget the oppression that others suffer, and will continue to pursue Truth, Courage, Compassion and Justice as the Holy Spirit directs me.