"We have come from God," Tolkien argued, "and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour" - Tolkien: Man & Myth by Joseph Pearce

Friday, July 9, 2010

I am now- a Blogger.

So, here I am. "Blogging." I have often thought that devoted bloggers must be somewhat ridiculous. I mean, in our culture, it is not uncommon for someone to rush to their computer and tweet if so much as a dust mote floats by! Are we that starved of meaning? Maybe we are tiring of the mush we've been fed since childhood of "Follow your heart" because when we try to follow our hearts, we find ourselves lost in a very dark wood with no knowledge of where we've come from, where we're going, and certainly no idea how to get out of it.

So blogging. I have been suspicious of it, and at times had my suspicions confirmed. However, it has also proved itself a useful tool for some, or provided a place for people to share their hearts, or helped some achieve goals (yes, I watched Julie and Julia). So, maybe I'll try it! I don't promise to say anything new or eloquent, though of the latter I will say that my senior year high school English teacher, Mrs. Fields, flat out told me already that I am not eloquent. So, no complaints! You've been warned. [Ah! A dust moat just floated by and it reminded me of how small we are and the condition of humanity!]

Moving on...

In the "About Me" blurb, I wrote that I am newly married. And oh, how wonderful is my husband! He has started his own blog to help him read one ministry-related book a week this summer so that we don't just watch seasons of Stargate or Castle or Psyche or Chuck... (you can check out his blog at ryanallcott.blogspot.com!) And it has inspired me to take advantage of this beginning time of being married- when I have (at least right now) a surprising amount of free time- to pursue those things God has wired me to love to do. Things like writing songs and stories (and really develop my ideas), drawing, painting, writing letters (real ones), singing, and of course- reading! And I don't want to be afraid of doing those things just because I might make a mistake. I don't want to be "safe" or keep my pride in check; I want to let it go- in fact, I want to pour contempt on it! And I want to boldly pursue the One who does infinitely more with my 10% than I can do with 100%.

So ready, set, go! I am ready to dig past my "paint-by-number fantasies" and discover what's real. Because "I've heard rumours of a True Reality; whispers of a well-lit way" and I want to follow the Lion further up and further in-and go through the wardrobe.


  1. Welcome to blogging, Haylie :)The Allcotts and the Bakers should get together to watch Stargate.

  2. Love the new blog!

    Kelly A

  3. You are quite possibly one of the most creatively inspiring people I have ever met, heard of, or read about. :)

  4. I'm blogging....wheeeeeeeeee! Wow, I enjoyed the start of your blogging. I am enjoying watching you grow and blossom. Some people would say that I'm snooping, being your mother and all. Not true!!! love you dearest