Sunday, August 6

Return from a blogging sabbatical ...

I looked today and realized that it has been over four months since I posted to this site. It doesn't seem that long.

I don't remember why I stopped. I doubt that there was a specific reason. But I find that, as a minister, people seem to expect you to always have something new or inspiring or challenging or deep to say. Also, I fall into the temptation of thinking that I always have to say something! The expectations aren't always conducive to living out James 1:19 - "Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to become angry." We are often speaking more and listening less.

So much of this summer has been a break from speaking - whether through the spoken word or the written word. I did speak at several churches that support our ministry (or should!), but I only taught twice at ConC this summer (thanks to Jake and Jeff).

So I've been "saving up." I'll catch you up on personal and family info. But I also want this site to be a place that gets its readers to maybe think about new things, or things from a different perspective. Some you won't agree with (some I won't agree with), but hopefully I will get you to think about your faith and view of the world a little bit.


Christianity Today recently published a list of "proverbs" from around the world. Here are some interesting ones:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today." Chinese Proverb

"Tell me who's your friend, and I'll tell you who you are." Russian Proverb

"Wherever the heart is, the feet don't hesitate to go." Togo Proverb

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." Irish Proverb

"If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance." African Proverb

"Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." Swedish Proverb

"Man plans; God laughs." Yiddish Proverb

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