Hello blog readers and subscribers!
You have probably noticed that I haven’t posted much this Summer. I have received emails and messages from some of you through social networking inquiring about my silence. I wanted to tell you what’s been going on and what you can expect here at the blog for this upcoming Fall.
As most of you know, things speed up in the home (traveling, vacations, etc.), and slow down online during the Summer. After blogging for several years, I’ve noticed that blog traffic comes to a crawl during this season.
I honestly don’t want to work so hard when the majority of readers are outside in the sun. So, I’ve tried to join you… though going outside in the Texas heat isn’t advised. I would be fine living in Antarctica.
And there’s the matter of me being a “closet” introvert. I need times of retreat to think, mediate, pray, rest, etc. I suppose it’s my way (or the Holy Spirit’s way) to sift through the mail, so to speak. Gotta get rid of the junk!
It helps me gain fresh perspective on life and ministry for the future.
There’s also been a deterrent from writing this Summer. As my regular readers know, I found myself unemployed from my teaching job at the end of May. This left me without my personal laptop. (For the time being, I’ve been using my wife’s laptop when it’s available.) Needless to say, but I’m going to say it, I’ve had to learn to live without it. Ugh!
All of this happened just as I was seeking to plant a church in the near future. When no doors opened for teaching jobs or church planting, it caused me to consider pastoring an already established church.
So, here’s what I can tell you right now. Back in June I officially entered into the Mennonite USA. In case you haven’t been trekking with me, I’ve shared my journey into Anabaptism here, here, and here.
I’ve been working with the denomination to find a good fit for a pastorate. In July I met with a church that for the moment must remain anonymous. We had a great meeting together. Very exciting!
My family will be visiting with this church over Labor Day weekend. I’ll be preaching and engaging in some Q&A and fellowship. I plan to let you know the outcome later next week. In the meantime, your prayers are greatly appreciated. Pray for me, my family, and the church. Thanks!
Please stay tuned. Regular blogging will resume shortly. I can already feel the creativity bubbling up and the writing springs about to burst.