Posts Tagged ‘restart’

A new year! You’ll get no romantic rhetoric from me today about clean slates….nor wistful nostalgia of a year gone by. But I am feeling introspective. Sorry about that. Maybe you should check back next time….

Two years ago, I had a blog. It was kind of like an on-line book club. We read a youth ministry book and discussed it online. Readership was high until I pruned my schedule and put the blog on hold.

For the past couple of months, I have run around in my miind in predictable circles. Should I restart my blog? Maybe. Am I being narcissistic? Probably. Do I have something genuinely helpful to offer? I think so. Do I read other’s blogs? Only a few. Who would want to read mine? Who knows?! Is my schedule any better this time around? No.

In the end, I have a core value that drives me. Passing the faith to the next generation is the job of the whole community of faith. Not in a superior, top-down kind of way. But in an intergenerational partnership to fulfill God purposes in our time. And while I wrestle with abiding and achieving (and yes, I do know which one Christ commanded), I am compelled to offer whatever I can, however I can, for as long as I can, to this end.

I have more questions than answers most of the time. I know that unsettles many who find security in answers and are threatened by questions. But if you are okay with questions….and conversation….and my idiosyncracies and blind spots….maybe we can learn from each other….and spur one another on!