Regretfully, it has been a few weeks since my last post. While I know that it breaks all good blogging rules to post infrequently, there are just certain times of life that don’t allow for regular updates on anyone of my web outposts.
Thank you for still taking the times still read this blog and stay committed to me for the future. I assure you that I will still provide quality content, biblical insights, pastoral ministry and leadership practices, and preaching tips worth reading. Recently I’ve just not have the time nor the emotional energy to pour out quality content. Instead of putting up posts that would keep the blog roll rolling, I decided to jump off the blogwagon for a little while. Sometimes when the waves of life crash over you, the only thing you can do is doggy paddle back to the shore and tried to swim out again. Here are a few things that have caused me to leave my blogpost for a while:
1. Being a dad and husband. As you Knowing my 1st years of parenthood and marriage, so I needed to pause for a little while to reorient my priorities as a related to my home life. I have an amazing wife and wonderful son who I’ve enjoyed some wonderful fall walks with and simply learning what it means to be a family before our 2nd child comes in February.
2. I’ve been studying to finish some undergraduate work that’s needed to be wrapped up for some time. I have the privilege of studying the Pauline epistles, the book of Isaiah, and ancient Greek language right now. I’m learning wonderful things from all of these classes and surely will share some insights here on the blog. However, after a long day of work at the church, there are times I’ve had to forget the blog and simply get back into my studies, hence the reason for the lack of post.
3. Creekside Bible Church. As we replant the church here in Denver, we are experiencing all sorts of “replant growing pains” as a relates to volunteers, leadership structure, priorities, sin issues, health struggles and simply moving people on to God’s agenda. No one ever said pastoring would be easy, but no one ever told me pastoring would be this hard. However, the pains of pastoral ministry are the most sanctifying pains I’ve ever felt. God is doing His work on my soul in the midst of all the ministry. Yet, when God is working on me, I don’t always have the emotional energy to sit and write a post. Thank you for your patience with me on this.
4. Then there is the rest of life – outside writing projects, friendship, family, and health – that all require time and investment. I am looking forward to having some of these things finding their way off my plate, but for now I am taking the pieces of life as they come and finding the right place for them. Isn’t it funny how life sometimes feels like a big game of Tetris?
Thanks for reading this update, and your patience with me as I get back to posting. I may have fallen of the blogwagon, but I am still committed to Tentblogging as a core tenant of my life. I will see you back here soon.