A New Name, A New Look
You might notice things are looking a little different around here. If you usually use a blog reader, click through and you’ll see what I mean.
Two Young Kids is officially retired and A Light from the Shadows is here to take its place. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not real great with titles. When I wanted to get back into blogging last year, I couldn’t think of anything better than Two Young Kids, and I didn’t want to put off blogging any longer while thinking of a better title. Now with our own little kid soon to make his arrival, things were bound to get even more confusing.
I was also getting tired of the old theme. I wanted something a bit cleaner and with more flexibility. Eventually I’d like to move over to a self-hosted WordPress blog, and this is a step in the right direction.
But why A Light from the Shadows? The line comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter” that first appears in The Fellowship of the Ring:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
I love the imagery and hope in those stanzas. There’s a lot of junk that goes on in this world we live in, and my hope and desire is that my life be a light amidst the shadows. I think this is a blog title I can grow with through the changing seasons of life.
Take a look around and tell me what you think of the changes. A lot is the same, but I’ve made some tweaks and completely rewritten the About page. The header is going to be a work in progress, methinks.