Back in October, I lost my domain name [nateloucks.com]. I went through the process of bidding for it again through godaddy.com and now I'm waiting to get it back. Within a few weeks it should return to me. For now, I will write at nateloucks.net. I will forward one of the addresses when the .com becomes available.
I've had an online blog presence since the days of livejournal. Back then I wrote about girls, playing in a band with my best friends from high school, and anything random rumination that came across my mind. Without focus but having a bit of desire, I wrote. I eventually switched from livejournal to xanga to blogpost then back to xanga. Throughout college, our wedding, the birth of our children, and my pastoral experiences, I have always tried to blog. A few years ago, I felt like legitimizing my blog [and perhaps myself] with a domain name; nateloucks.com (using wordpress). The latest iteration of my blog is found on squarespace.
I've never felt like I've had something to share with anyone. My motivation for blogging isn't because i have some secret that people should know about. I'm not an expert on anything. To that point, though I love to write, I'm not exceptionally good at it. But, I have always enjoyed the process and evolution of the mind. Without reflecting over the past, it is nearly impossible to see how you have developed emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually over time. Writing does that for me. Each entry takes a small picture of my current self preserving it for my future self to explore and dissect. So much has changed in time. My voice has changed from that of a student to a pastor. From a bachelor to a husband and now a father. From blind optimism about future contingencies to settled goals about present realities.
All that to say -- for the 73rd time in my life, I'm returning to blogging. I want to write more about the things I love; music and theology. I want this to last. We'll see where this takes us.