Well, it’s been 325 days since I have written and posted anything on this site. What I thought was going to be a month or two break turned in to almost a year. I really don’t have a reason why things halted, but I have learned a few things.
First, I have realized how writing, whether anyone reads it or not, helps me to think a bit more clearly about things. William Faulkner wrote, “I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.” So from a selfish stand point, writing on this blog has been tremendously helpful to me. It causes me to be articulate about what I think and what I read that I normally would not do. So in that regards, I’m looking forward to getting started back.
Second, though I enjoy the outcome of writing, I have to limit myself in how much I write. Posting something daily is and was way too much for me. I have to be realistic as to what I can and cannot do. Though I know writing is more about perspiration than inspiration, I’m not trying to sweat off that many pounds. This could possibly be why I stopped posting new content back in June 2015. Therefore, I will be posting content on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with a “Quote of the Week” on Friday.
Finally, I’m going to be somewhat more open as to what I write about. Granted, most of the content here will be of a biblical and theological nature, but don’t be surprised if there is an occasional thought about the NBA playoffs, sweet tea, or great places to get chips and salsa. It is here that I am taking C.S. Lewis’ advice that he gave to a 7th grader who was asked to get writing advice from a famous writer. Lewis wrote, “write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.”
Of course I do hope that those who do choose to enter in from time to time and read what’s posted here will be encouraged and challenged. The information on the Internet is not in short supply. There are more articles at one’s finger tips today than was ever thought imaginable. So my prayer is that what I post will be substantial though I am aware that I should be careful not to take myself too seriously.