You can see from the dates of the recent posts that I have taken almost exactly one year off writing for the blog. There are a lot of reasons… probably primarily just getting a bit burnt out from trying so hard to get something written regularly.
Well, I’m back… sort of. I have a desire to write again. Although I have taken a break I never doubted the value of writing, even if the value was only personal. I’ve just made a commitment to come back to it on different terms.
First, and most important, I am not going to make any specific goals or set specific expectations regarding regularity. I spent a long time pushing myself to write two posts per week. Then I whittled it down to promising myself that I would write one post every week. Those goals had a purpose and aside from the writing, publishing regularly placed this page as one of Crossings’ primary referring sites. Being completely honest, that was one reason I began to blog in the first place.
After taking a year off, my reasons and motivations have changed. I am no longer going to put deadlines and expectations on my writing production. I have enough of those in other settings. I am going to write when God places something on my heart to write.
I may write about a significant decision or moment in my life or I may write about a season in the life of the church. I may write about an issue that is surfacing regularly… whether theological or ministry philosophy. I may share new glimpses of vision that God lays on my heart for His Church. I may write about my journey as a father of three wonderful children including our current season of parenting a high schooler. I may share thoughts on my marriage whether recent or over the almost 19 years of doing life with my wonderful bride.
In other words, there is really no telling what you will get here amidst these words, nor when you will find them. What you will find is a glimpse into the mind and heart of a man who is on a journey to be the disciple of Jesus Christ that He has called me to be. A man who happens to be husband, father, friend, and pastor at Crossings Community Church. I’d love for you to participate on the journey as much as you feel inclined.
Here we go!