Welcome! My weekly blog will now be hosted here, on my new website and I am, oh so, excited to introduce you to the new format.
Ok, in reality, not much has changed... a bit of the website content, the fact that my blog will be integrated into the website and a new web address. All of those things are fine and dandy, but the name change for my website is probably the biggest factor for me.
Close to ten years ago, back in Chicago, when God first called me into ministry, my life and resources were much different. I barely used the computer and had not even heard of Facebook, Twitter or social media. I think I had a cell phone but all I used it for was making occasional phone calls. Imagine that, a phone used solely for the purpose of phone calls. It seems so foreign to me now as I conduct so much of my work via my smartphone.
My former website address was based off of Acts 16:25-26.
"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose."
It was powerful passage in my life at the time and became the foundation for the music I wrote and the ministry God entrusted to me. Naturally then, when I was thinking of names for my website, www.aboutmidnight was it!
Today, the mission and vision have not changed. But the reality that I now have facebook accounts, twitter accounts, Linked In, Pinterest and Instagram accounts all under the name of Mia Koehne, I thought it was time to be consistent. Hence, the new website under address, www.miakoehne.com. Acts 16:25-26 continue to be the foundational verses that propel me forward in ministry and fuel me to press on to make Him known.
Sometimes change is hard even over things that seem quite trivial. In the grand scheme of life, changing one's website is not a big deal, but sometimes little changes give us an opportunity to reflect on what was, what is and what is yet to come; a chance to re-evaluate, refine and confirm one's call in life. That's what it did for me. I fought the name change for a while (for a couple years, at least), but God has used the struggle to give me tender moments with Him, reminding me why I do what I do. #SoliDeoGlori
Ten years....It's been amazing. Today looks nothing like I ever would have dreamed and I can only imagine what the next ten years will bring. What I do know is that God is continually making all things new in me and in you.
Will you embrace the new things to come in your life with open hands and un-clenched fists? A name change is minor, but what God will do through the little changes in our lives is a pretty momentous thing. Hold on and enjoy the ride.
I love you in the Lord, Mia
A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.