i love starting from scratch…i don’t know if its somehow attached to the imago dei, the way i reflect the image of God, and He being one who creates from nothing, but I love starting new.
of course i don’t really have the ability to create anything from scratch, so in that way, i really don’t reflect the imago dei. none of us really create from scratch. everything comes from somewhere. every idea, no matter how ingenious, comes from someone or something that came before.
even our very beings|personalities|gifts all that we are and have are really a product of those around us and those before us.
as emily, titus, and i start on this new adventure of church planting and transitioning from life in czech to life in america, i find myself wanting to start anew.
part of that starting anew will be expressed through my cyber-presence.
a new blog theme.
a new twitter handle (nathanbhughes).
a new instagram name (nathanbhughes).
i leave my old blog theme (reality czech), twitter and instagram handles (micczech1212) behind. there is something refreshing, but equally sad about leaving that part of me. its exciting to start new and re-create. but, of course i can never really leave micczech1212 behind. who i am now is because of who i was in czech|the people who shaped me|the experiences there. i am never really starting over.
so, while i start anew, nothing is ever really new.
i am czech.
czech is me.
but as we move towards church planting in portland, i start fresh as nathanbhughes, but always remain nathan|micczech1212|hughes.