the resurrection that is spoken of in Ephesians 1:18-20, "...his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms," is something to dwell upon and hold close in our thinking for the transformation of how we live.
Resurrecting a blog from death status of inactivity is something tremendously less. But when the thoughts in your head and the lack of writing have conspired to "dig a grave" for where all the words go, it does seem like resurrection is an apt term for what I think (notice the wavering here?) that this blog needs.
The paralyzing act of writing--having the words but also having the editor in your head residence--that keeps you from actually writing, is mentally exhausting. I started this blog in an effort to give the words an outlet. I stopped this blog because the outlet had become clogged with life that couldn't or shouldn't be blogged, with the noise of the blogosphere where if everyone has something to say then truly no one really has anything to say, with the pressure of comments and branding and clique-ish celebrity, with the question of blogging for profit or pleasure or purity of craft, and other reasons that do not deserve a remark but are real obstacles. Each one being another shovelful of dirt on the death of a blog.
So why bother with it now? Because the words are still there and I'm 45 years old and writing works wonders in my tangled head. And for now that is enough reason to resurrect a place where writing is practiced, where the editor is confronted and wrestled with, and where maybe every now and then something will unravel into the sweet spot of writing out a complete thought.
Now, if I can just remember how to update the various gadgets on this blog, ie. sidebar and so on.