14 September 2011
So... Um... yeah...
Here's the thing: it's not been a good summer. Family's fine, health is fine, but the situation at work got even worse than we imagined it was. Things have been gut-wrenching, painful and more than a little overwhelming - so much so that I didn't dare blog for fear that I'd let more slip than I should. Having possibly done so during the Unbloggableness (which is not connected to any present stuff, thank goodness), I wasn't about to let the accusation get levied again. And that's all I can say about the situation, other than to say that your prayers would be appreciated.
Over the past few weeks I've been feeling an urge to start posting again, but it felt as though I needed to provide a bit of explanation as to why I've been so inactive. Frankly, I've always thought of this blog as my place to do a little public thinking about life, faith and how the two interact, but of late my faith practice has been confined to just holding on through the storm. I'm still holding on as best as I can, but I want to start picking up the pieces and moving forward if possible. After having weathered what appears to be the worst of it (please, God, let us be through the worst of it), you gotta get back on the horse and see if you've still got what it takes to ride and ride well.
You might see me again here soon. I make no guarantees, but I have my hopes. One of the repercussions is that I'm still working half-time and stay-at-home-dad-ing half time. At the moment, I'm on the couch with my girls, and The Rescuers is on. If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna see what Bernard and Bianca are still as fun as they were on the record I had when I was a kid.
Grace & peace,