I’ve thought a lot about why it has been so incredibly difficult for me to get back in the habit of writing on my blog for the past several months. In the past week, I’ve realized why that it.
During my three-month sabbatical last summer, something shifted in me. I feel less and less called to pursue those things (including blog topics) that I want to focus on, and more called to be present to the interests and concerns of those with whom I’m in ministry: be they members of the congregation I serve or readers of my blog.
What this means is that I’m going to try a new tactic with my blog. Instead of me initiating topics for a blog entry, I will invite you to send in questions or topics which I can use to get the “conversation” started. My hope is that folks will feel motivated to respond with a comment so we can get a “real” (albeit virtual) conversation started.
As I return to my spiritual practice of blogging, I look forward to the opportunity to be more present to your concerns and perspectives.
With that said, let us start on our new leg of our journey together with a simple question: “What’s on your mind?”