I realized something today. Something painfully obvious. What’s even more painful is that it took some serious prayer to get the point.

I realized that my writing is never going to sound as lovely as Sarah’s. As her husband Chad pointed out to me, “You wouldn’t sound right with a chick voice. That would just be weird. :-)” I also realized I’m never going to be as witty and funny as Annie. Trust me on that one, this girl is worth the price of admission (her blog just hit the 100,000 visit mark, BTW). And I’m never going to be as quirky as Linda the OC housewife. It’s just not going to happen. Plus, I’m not buddies with Rick Warren like she is.

So over the past few months I’ve tried to blog about touching family stuff. And funny witty stuff. And quirky offbeat stuff. I did OK, but I always had this vague notion that I hadn’t found my niche yet. Until I read Annie’s blog about why she blogs. Her bottom line, she said, was that she blogs for Jesus. She blogs for him. And for the people Jesus loves. Huh.

So why do I blog? I’m not entirely sure about before, but as of last night and this morning, I blog for HIM as well. And I think he wants me to blog about Presence, voice, and touch — the trinity of contact God uses to connect with us and lead us through this life. I’m going to walk with God, darn it, and I’m going to blog it. I’m going to reflect on God’s presence in my life. Ponder his voice. Relish his touch. And I’m going to share it with you through thick and thin. Which will include family and church and neighborhood and everything in between. But there you go.

So I folded up my bradhuebert.com website and my voice of God website and dumped them all into the presencevoicetouch site (for now type in www.bradhuebert.com and it will take you there). That’s my focus. I’d really love it if you came along for the ride — if you want to go deeper on this stuff — but truth be told, I’ve got my jaw set on HIM. And I know if I do that, someone out there will be touched and it will all be worth it.