This blog – as a host for my thoughts and feelings, reflections and rants, questions and quandaries – has served its purpose. As a place for personal punditry and faithful reflection, this blog is done. Over. Kaput. Finished. Dead.
For now I'll keep this blog up and running, and perhaps fashion it in the form of Clint's blog, who posts links and compelling quotes and other brief items, but who rarely opines online. Eventually, perhaps I'll transform this blog into one such as Mark Daniel's, posting lectionary reflections, sermons, and thoughtful reflections on the news. Perhaps.
But as I enter a new phase of my calling – that of a parish pastor – I'm quickly realizing that I'd do better to read more and write less, to pray more and play the pundit less, to be still and know that the Lord is God more, and busy myself with blogging less . . . I'll be reading fewer blogs much less frequently, too.
This blog has been a great blessing to me for more than three and a half years, a place for me to share ideas and learn much, to grow and be challenged, to express myself and to try something new. I am thankful for the various people who have commented, who read, who are part of my online community. You have been part of my formation as a pastor, as a person of faith, as a child of God. Thank you.
A blessed Christmas season and New Year to all.
Peace to you.