Welcome to my new blogging home! Well, it’s not really too new…it’s familiar enough so that I’m not feeling terribly out of place. I’ve really just switched web addresses and done an Extreme Makeover.
Formidable Courage started out in November 2011 as my feeble attempt at helping along Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. I took the name from a quote by one of my heroes, Ronald Reagan:
“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
Since the day the Governor dropped out of the race, however, Formidable Courage has steadily morphed into my personal blog. I enjoy writing about world events one day and farm life the next, historical heroes one week and favorite movies, soundtracks, and books for a succession of weeks. It’s personal, and therefore just a little random, but with a genuine desire to glorify the Lord in every article, whether it’s short or long, serious or humorous.
I hit an enormous reset button in late March after my frustration with the GOP Primary hit a breaking point. This new blog, however, isn’t so much a “reset button” as it is a step towards establishing myself as a stay-at-home political activist and authoress. I’ve kept the old name, the archives, the personality–I’ve just moved from relying on WordPress to truly owning my site. It’s independent of WordPress–I bought the domain–it’s mine.
I invite you, if you’re a new reader, to explore Formidable Courage; just be sure to read the “About Me” page so you know what I’m hoping to accomplish here. If you’re an old friend, feel free to check out the new layout! I like it because it’s fresh and wide-open. Also, ALL MY ARCHIVES FROM MY PREVIOUS BLOG ARE HERE! Archives are at the bottom of the sidebar and go all the way back to November 2011. (Let me know if anything looks weird, though; who knows if some little file got messed up during the transfer.)
I really hope y’all like this new set-up. I’ve been working like you wouldn’t believe all week. I bought my own host and domain name, did a photo shoot with my wonderful sister Emmy and my dear baby goat–taught myself a little HTML–all by myself! Well, not really “all by myself,” because I had A LOT of help from the Lord. My mom can testify that there were a few moments where I felt like tearing my hair out in frustration. But each time it was though the Lord was giving me ideas and direction. I’m so grateful for His guidance!
I hope you enjoy the finished product. Real posts resume next week!