Friday, June 18, 2010

A New Design, A New Title

I have finally re-designed this blog. It's been well over a year since I performed a face-lift on my Internet home, and it was over-due.

Maybe you're curious about my new title, “In This Tent”. If you believe that I'm referencing a passion for camping, please allow me to correct you. I hate tent camping. (I'm still in mourning over the fact that we have absolutely no air conditioning here.) I went through several deeply philosophical titles. “Content in Incompletion,” “The Stay at Home Wanderer,” and “The Empty Vessel” were among many rejected titles. I finally landed on “In This Tent” after reading the passage displayed on my header.

“I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent, to wake you up with a reminder, knowing that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has also shown me.” 2 Peter 1:13-14

“This tent” is a reference to the human body that temporarily houses our true selves through this life. My thoughts have been centered around the idea of getting settled down in our new life. I haven't been this rooted since I graduated from high school, and it's a weird feeling to know that we aren't going to move again for a very long time. This is probably an odd concept to many of you. I know that a lot of people live in one area their entire lives, with the possible exception of college. Not me. I attended five different colleges before finally graduating, mostly because my husband kept moving me. (Love ya, Honey!) We have lived in four states and seven cities since being married. We have done our very best to follow God wherever He has led, and He has been very mobile during our married years. Now that we are finally here, in a home, in the process of settling our lives into a single town (or village, actually), I am struggling with the idea of permanence.

Now God is reminding me that even the long-term is a single breath to Him. We continue to live in a tent, a mobile home that can follow Him wherever He leads. Although we plan to live here, in Northern New York, for a VERY LONG TIME, it is still a single moment in eternity. I'm still in the process of moving to my eternal Home with Him. And while I dwell in this tent, it's my job to remind those around me of the Eternal King, Christ Jesus.

As for the actual design, I liked the colors and the styling. After having black-and-white decor for so long, it seemed positively necessary to go with a bright color scheme this time around. I hope that this isn't too great a shock to your system.

Thanks for visiting my newly designed digs. I hope that you found yourself a nice, comfy place to crash. You're welcome here anytime.


His Jules said...

Love, love, love it Hannah!! And I absolutely love "this tent". God is using you in so many ways!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I LOVE your new look:) And the verse is fitting and perfect at this time in your life. God is using you and your family. Have a great time with Andie.....I know you will be like a fresh breath of air for them:)