It’s time for a bit of silence.
There are practical life reasons for taking a break from blogging and social media – most particularly, I only have so much time in a day and I have started to write my second book. It’s nearly summertime and the tinies have a lot of plans for time at the pool and out exploring beyond wifi connections together. I’ve been slowly removing commitments from my life across the board, actually, not just here. But there are also soul reasons – for instance, the noise level has become a bit much for me while I’m in “create” mode among other reasons. I’m feeling the need to curl away in silence. As our Jesus said, we must begin with our own life-giving lives.
I’m learning to obey those gentle leadings and so I’m stepping back just for a bit. I anticipate returning to blogging in a few weeks, perhaps by the end of summer, but I’m not going to be too structured or hard lined about it – I may pop in now and again on Instagram or even my Facebook page to say hello.
I ask for your grace in my responses to email and within social media, too. I’m just not there as much as I used to be and so frequently conversations zoom right past my attention.
While I’m taking a break from blogging and social media, feel free to poke around my archives. In fact, I’ll make it easy for you – here are a few of the most popular posts over the past few months:
I’ll be in Tulsa next weekend at the Praxis Conference with Jonathan Martin, Aaron Niequist, Brian Zahnd, Ed Gungor, and a lot of other incredible folks. Then on June 20-21, I’ll be at GodChicks in Los Angeles with Holly Wagner and Christine Caine. And the rest of my speaking schedule for the next few months is here. Perhaps I’ll see you?
In the meantime, may God bless you and keep you, may He make his face shine upon you, and give you peace.
I was reading Ephesians this morning in the Message and this is my prayer for us:
“I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength – that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb te depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest reams. He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” – Ephesians 3:17-20, MSG
See you later, friends.