Recently I was prompted to begin blogging again after reading Elder M. Russell Ballard's recent words at a BYU Hawaii commencement address:
"May I ask you to join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the new media to share the gospel and explain in simple clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have acces to the internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true."
Click To Watch Elder Ballard's Address
I have read various blog entries written by members of the Church who were also inspired by this charge.
After listening to this address I spent some time pondering on what my purpose in blogging would be and what benefit, if any, could someone get from reading my words.
I desire to be a good writer but unfortunately I am not. My vocabulary is limited and my grammar is poor. My knowledge base is small and I do not have any idea or position that is new or worthy of discussion. But I do have a testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel and can at the very least add to the voices of Latter-day Saints proclaiming the Gospel on the Internet.
I have had a lot of exposure to Church doctrine and history. I have worked through many questions and concerns during my time as an active member. If anything, I hope that this experience will prove to useful to someone (if only myself) in my posts on this blog and comments on others.