It has been almost three months since I have written a post for my blog. Can you believe it!?! I have managed to keep my mouth shut (well, more like my keyboard quiet) for three whole months! I thought I would put a quick post up to let my readers know that I am still alive and kicking as my blog is still getting a fair amount of traffic from previous posts. I also wanted to give three quick reasons why I have not written in a while:
1. I don’t write unless I have a subject on my heart that I am passionate about, I feel is blog worthy and that I am ready to share my thoughts on. I cannot stand it when other bloggers write about NOTHING. I do not care about your morning routine, how long it takes you to brush your teeth or your favorite breakfast cereal. I may like you, but I really just do not care to know those things about you. -And I assume that you do not care to know those things about me. BTW if you do care to know those things about me, go get yourself a life! : ) I refuse to write a blog post for just for the sake of writing a blog post; I respect you and your time too much to do that. *Even this post was motivated by a fluffy hollow post that I found in my inbox this morning from another blog that I follow.
2. I am still working through my thoughts for the next one or two posts that I plan to write in order to complete the series, “The Basic Elements of the Church.” I have been critical of the attractional church model and I want to make sure that I am being fair and not overly idealistic. I hope to finish that series in the next month or so. God has been leading my family and I on a journey of discovery and reflection as we search for a new local church family. We have visited various churches, of various sizes, with various denominational and doctrinal affiliations. We gain new insights almost weekly and I do not want to rush that process. I feel those last few posts would be best if written after we have begun settling in somewhere.
If you have not read my latest series, I invite you to do so and I encourage you to comment with your thoughts. Links to the series are below:
3. I want people to read what I write, so I take my writing very serious. If you see a post on my blog, please know that the post was not just thrown up onto my site without thought, prayer and consideration. I take my posts as seriously as I take the sermons that I write and share from the pulpit. Those who read what I write might not always “like” or “agree” with the content, I understand that well. However, please know that content is never shared without reflection. My hope is that God can use my writings to bring others closer to Him. -My readers do not have to like me or my writings for that to happen. For this reason, I will never just throw a post up on my blog just to have something “new” that might generate traffic.