Monday, May 20, 2013

A Time To Rest

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us that, "There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth..."  Since August 26, 2009 it has been the right time, as well as a pleasure and a blessing to write this blog. It has given me focus, a chance to dedicate myself to something worthwhile, and a an opportunity to reconnect with many old friends. It has also helped bring new people into my life who have taught me much about grace and friendship.  But now, after 1280+ posts, feels like the right time to stop.  Probably not forever, but at least for awhile.  It is simply a matter of inspiration- or lack thereof.  As I wrote here yesterday, a part of my heart is missing.  I need to seek some peace.  So now is a time to rest.

To those of you who have been faithful readers, I say thank you.  To those of you who may actually miss my daily musings, I apologize.  I don't expect to be gone all that long; perhaps even just a few weeks.  But I also do not know with any certainty when I will start writing again. If you need to reach me, I will still be around Twitter (@youthguy07) and available by text (813-919-3755) and e-mail (

From the beginning, this blog has been about the things Jesus has done through my years in student ministry and is still doing in my life today.  Lately I feel like it has been more about me and my feelings- and I don't like that.  Today, I ask that you would pray for me, that I might better understand God's purpose for my life as I go forward.  You will all continue to be in my prayers. May the love of God whose name is Jesus fill our lives with hope and peace for the future.  I love you guys.  See ya real soon.

Because of Jesus,


  1. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Go rest and be resotred in your spirit by the Holy Spirit. Your family is just before major changes and challenges; be prepared by taking time for yourslef, beforehand. Listen to this old man, at least this time. Praying for you all.....UBD

    1. Thanks, David. And I always listen to you! :)

  2. Praying for you friend. May you find peace in your rest.

    1. Thank you, Amy. For all of your support.

  3. I just popped over to see what was happening and I saw your message. It's always OK to have a rest or take a break but there is something you wrote that made me think!
    You stated " lately I feel like it has been more about me and my feelings - and I don't like that".
    I'm no expert when it come to the things of God but what I would say is, what makes you think that God didn't give you directions or a prompting to talk more on a personal level than what you may have been doing before? Sometimes we come out of our comfort zone, or say or do things which is not in our 'norm'. But sometimes we may be used by God to speak to others or go down a different route in order to encourage others who are really going through it, if you know what I mean. Maybe you came across as too perfect and you needed to come across as a everyday human with human issues.
    I don't doubt that you've done numerous posts and may have run out of ideas as blogging is not always an easy task, but I do ask in all humbleness that you think that being more personal was an option and not a wrong route.
    My prayers are with you right now and hope to hear from you again soon.


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