On deep posts and Easter day.


I rarely write deep posts. Like, stuff about God - my faith - or even things like what I think of controversial subjects. (Ha. It looks so dangerous and thrilling in italics.) It's not that I'm ashamed to declare these things - or what I believe. I'm not ashamed at all; I'm super proud to be a Christian. But there are two reasons why I rarely talk about these things.

1. I don't like talking about controversial subjects. I just don't. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings; I don't want to cause even minor squibbles in the comment section. I want this blog to be a peaceful place where the extent of the discussions are Pride and Prejudice 1995 vs Pride and Prejudice 2005 discussions (haha). I like reading posts about controversial subjects - and I don't mind reading hefty comment discussions on other blogs now and then (I enjoy reading different opinions) - but I don't like writing them. 

I don't quite know why... maybe it's also because very often I don't quite know what I think on these subjects - and then I'm afraid I'll write something I don't mean to write, or that'll write something which one day I'll disagree on. Or if I do have a decisive opinion on a subject, I don't want to come across as a ohh-I-know-it-all-and-I'm-just-really-right-on-this. I don't like writing posts like that, and I feel I can't, either. It's hard. 

(And seriously, why would you all be interested to know what my brain thinks on every subject? Sometimes one shouldn't 'say everything what I think on every single subject.' :-P)

2. As for writing posts about my faith - I want to write them, but I always feel I can't. There have been so many times when I've clicked on 'create new post' and wanted to write out my love of God, and share beautiful Bible verses with you - but I always feel like those posts, when I do attempt to write them, don't go deep enough. My faith has grown over these past months and years - and I love God, and I always want to learn more and more about Him - but it's such a big, huge thing, that I find I can't quite express the extent of my feelings and thoughts on it.

But now, with Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter coming on... I want to say that it's amazing. I know some of you don't celebrate Holy Week - but I personally don't know March/April without it. For me, it's a time to really sit still and think about what Jesus did for us - and how His resurrection is a foreshadowing of what is to come. Good Friday is a quiet sombre day - and then Easter day just bursts in jubilations. (I can't write down this paragraph properly. Ha. I told you I couldn't!)

All that is to say - I often grin and ramble about stuff on this blog. Movies, books and the like. But I know there are things more important than that. I want you to know that I know that, basically. :-) 

Have a good week, guys, and a very happy Easter! He is risen indeed. Hallelujah!

27 comments:

  1. Aww. This was good, Naomi. I understand what you mean. Deep, thought-provoking posts are hard for me to write, too. I feel bad about that sometimes, because I want to tell people about Jesus and what's He's done for me...but it's really hard to find the right words. Some subjects are just too big and too deep for my feeble pen to do justice to.

    Thank you for this post, my dear! I just want to second your words and say, "Yes! He is RISEN INDEED! Hallelujah!" Happy Easter, Naomi! :D

    ~Miss March

    P.S. And just for the record, your blog is definitely a peaceful place...and a happy one, too! Thanks for all the joy you bring to the blogging world. :D

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  2. This was lovely! I feel the same way. I will actually write posts about things like that, but then they just look kind of flat. I am going to do and Easter post at some point before Easter, but I fear it will be lacking.
    But yes, I agree! He is risen! Hallelujah! (Hallelujah is actually the main word I associate with Easter right now because that's what our church's "thing" is this year--Hallelujah! I love that word!) Thanks for this post!

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    1. I LOVE the word' Hallelujah', too. :-D

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    2. OH MY GOODNESS WAIT RAE ARE YOU MORMON? Because I am too! I saw your comment and though "oh hey that's funny because that's exactly what my church is doing too. . . hey wait . . ." Sorry if you aren't, I'm not trying to weird you out haha. :)

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  3. By the way, I tagged you: http://lmmkindredspirits.blogspot.com/2016/03/a-golden-picnic.html

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  4. That's okay, Naomi! If you don't feel comfortable writing about those topics, that is TOTALLY up to you. And I know just what you mean--it can be really, really hard to put your feelings about God into words adequately!

    I did love this post, though. Holy Week is just so beautiful . . . I have to be travelling on Holy Thursday/Good Friday/Holy Saturday this year, so that will be a little tough, but I can still remember that it's Holy Week anyway :-)

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  5. This is a lovely post. Your joy in Him comes across here without anything that anyone could take umbrage to. I struggle to post about deep things and my faith too!x

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  6. Such a great post! I understand you completely and I feel the same way. I find it immensely difficult to write/formulate deep posts with my personal opinions.
    Sometimes I wonder why I never write about my faith when it is the most important thing in my life, but then I recall that I created the blog as a neutral place to talk about my hobbies, and I like to keep it that way.

    By the way, what exactly is Holy Week?

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    1. Thank you! Holy Week is basically the week of Easter, Good Friday etc. :-)

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  7. You know, I feel much the same way -- about writing deep posts about my faith and what I believe. I think part of it is that my faith is sort of private to me -- I mean, just naturally, I'm not inclined to spew it out into the world. (Which, I know that's not always a good thing, and I'm working on it. ;-)) Also, like you said, I don't have all the answers and I don't want people to think I DO...and then there's always the looking back later and thinking, "wow, that was a really stupid thing to write." ;-P It CAN be a sorta-scary thing to do. But it's good to step out there sometimes, and I'm glad you did because I enjoyed reading this post. He is risen indeed. :-)

    (The only thing I don't like about this post is that in the picture, there should be no apostrophe in its. THAT IS THE WORST. But I'm trying to calm down. ;-P)

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    1. Thank you, yeah. I knew you would agree. :-)
      HAHAHAHAHAHA. ABOUT THE "ITS." :-)

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  8. This post is simply lovely. AMEN!

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  9. OH I so get the "I don't want to write about stuff cuz I'm still figuring this all out and I'll probably change my mind soon"

    I would love to read more posts about your faith! I don't celebrate Holy Week with special church services for Good Friday and such, but we always have a big Easter celebration at church. I do love reflecting on my own on what the different days mean and preparing myself for Sunday. I love Easter because it reminds me that because Jesus rose, I am risen with Him!! He is risen indeed!

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  10. I understand not wanting to share too much. I know for myself that I would likely say something awkwardly and be misunderstood. I think that we can be ambassadors for Christ without saying anything specifically merely by our interactions with others virtual or otherwise.

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  11. (Fun Fact: I saw you post this last night, and I was just finishing something off before I read it. When I hopped on your blog again, it was GONE. I couldn't help thinking, "Aww man, I didn't get to READ it!" :P)
    But ANYWAY! I'm glad you posted this! I really understand about how it would be slightly awkward, talking about "deep things" on your blog. But we all realize that books and movies don't take up all your life and that you know there are more important things. ;) I would love to read more posts about your 'faith' if you ever feel like writing them, though. :)
    Happy Easter, Naomi! He is risen indeed. <3
    ~Miss Meg
    P.S. I hope you're alright, dear, with all the scary things going on in Belgium at the moment. I always get alarmed when they mention things on the news, and say that it happened in 'Brussels' or near there. I'll pray that God will keep you and your family safe. :)

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    1. (Yes, I published it slightly too early. You noticed. :-P I'm glad I re-published it, then.)
      Thank you, Miss Meg. It definitely is very scary, especially because we KNOW so many people in Brussels... so thank you for your prayers. We need God in this world of ours so badly.

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  12. So sorry to hear about what happened in Brussels. I'll be praying for you all.

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  13. This was a good post Naomi. Really. it was.

    And I love easter to! I'm siked about wearing a pretty dress, and playing Mary Magdalene in our youth groups sunrise service. We're going to color eggs on Good Friday, all will be right in the world on sunday. :) I love Holy Week to. I

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  14. Yes, He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
    I'm so sorry about Brussels; I heard this morning and immediately prayed that you and yours were okay. Yes, it seems this world is getting more and more broken every day-- thank goodness for Jesus.
    -Emily

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  15. Beautiful! I can definitely relate to this. I don't like discussing controversial things on my blog, either--it's a bit too inclined to go into argumentation, and I hate arguments, so…yeah :P As to the posts about faith, obviously I don't do them very often either…and I totally understand what you mean about it being hard to put something so intensely personal and deep into words. However, I will say, it gets a bit easier with practice, if you ask the Lord to give you a topic (and wait til He does, that's a big thing). Anywho, I loved this post, and I so relate! And I personally really appreciate your determination to make your blog "a peaceful place." Your love of the Lord does shine through, but in a very calming way. It's wonderful and encouraging :)

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about what happened in Brussels! We'll keep you in our prayers.

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  17. Ohh, Naomi, I love this post! And I relate to it. I too enjoy reading "controversial" posts (and their comments) but I find it hard to do so myself-for many of the same reasons you listed. :P

    I understand too how hard it can be to write about your faith coherently and joyfully. I have not written much about my faith on my blog either, but I do want to. It is-of course-a big part of my life. I do feel that my faith is woven into my blog writing (as is yours! :)), but I still wish to dedicate more posts to the topic. Maybe I'll find the words someday soon. :)

    I haven't ever celebrated Holy Week, but it sounds absolutely beautiful! Thank you for this pre-Easter Day celebration. He is risen indeed! :) :)

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  18. Lovely post! I hope and pray that you are all right, given the recent terrorism. I agree with Emily-thank goodness for Him!

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  19. Hello Naomi,

    I have been reading your blog for a while, and I enjoy it very much!
    I completely relate to your feelings about Holy Week. I am Catholic, rather on the traditional side, so the next few days will be filled with special Masses and services, the most solemn and festive of the year, and with all sorts of traditions, both somber and fun!
    Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!

    ~Magda D.

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