Thursday, January 2, 2014
Back at It
So, what had happened was.... To be honest I'm not entirely sure either what happened to the time or what I've been doing with the 2 years that have passed since I last updated my blog. My absence from my own thinking space is by no means a function of having nothing on my mind that required more characters than Twitter or even Facebook provided. It's not even that I forgot about the blog. On many occasions I read about some tragedy or experienced some insight or wondered aloud about some dilemma and thought, "I should blog about this." My bio that I use when I preach or give talks outside my regular bears (false) witness that I maintain two blogs. It's just that preaching and pastoring have been taking up the bulk of my creative energy in the past 4 years, with the grind of pastoral ministry taking a particularly huge bite out of my energy in the last 2 years. And then 15 months ago, I experienced the theft of sleep and subsequent constant exhaustion that come with the joys of being a (single) parent. I'm still pastor and parent, but I'm back to the blog because the version of myself that I most want to be and need to be includes writing and thinking in community. I don't know where I'll find what it takes to write regularly. I don't even know what "regularly" means for me. But I'm back at it. Happy New Year!