Some Good News and Some Bad News10:49 AM
The bad news is, I'm saying farewell to My Holy Joy.
This blog weathered the changes from teenager to woman, Big House in the Little Woods to My Holy Joy, stay-at-home daughter to college student, complementarian to egalitarian. In this last year alone, I've changed drastically -- I graduated Hillsdale College summa cum laude, I married my best friend, I went through an agnostic period, I'm seriously considering joining the Eastern Orthodox Church when I'm not considering leaving the church altogether, and I proudly call myself a feminist. I'm very different from the black-and-white, naive girl I was when I first started blogging. Life is more complex and more beautiful now.
I'm ready to move on and start over with my writing to reflect these changes, so I'm closing the doors to this blog officially.
The good news is, I'm launching a new blog this week -- Ezer, a lifestyle blog for Christian egalitarian women. I'm covering egalitarianism, culture, relationships, spirituality, church, and lifestyle inspiration. I'm hoping to create a community of likeminded Christian egalitarian women, a community I've yet to find in my circle of friends online or in person.
Sadly, this is a narrower target audience and purpose than what happened here at My Holy Joy. To be honest, I debated even mentioning my new blog to you, since many of you would not at all identify as Christian egalitarians. But for those of you who do, there you have it. You are all welcome to read along, of course, especially those interested in wedding photos and my love story. :) But this new blog is meant to live out an egalitarian lifestyle, not to debate its validity.
Having said that, I'm grateful for the community we formed here. Your encouragement sustained me on some rough days. Your questions and perspectives changed the way I looked at life. Even though I'm "leaving," in a sense, this community will remain a part of me, no matter how much I have changed or will change.
Thank you for that.
Mrs. Bailey Steger