Overdue Update

It’s been quite awhile since I posted anything on here.  The phrase “life happens” is often used today to describe the busy and complex moments which prevent one from fulfilling a certain task or duty.  As I’m writing this very post, I’m a bit exhausted and will probably head to bed soon.  I’m on a break of sorts which has afforded me the opportunity to update this blog.  Indeed, this update is long overdue.  When you add a full-time job, family life, and church duties (among other things) to your schedule, there’s little time left in the day to do any bloging.

Yet I’m going to make a concerted effort to blog here on a regular basis once again.  To make a long story short, my wife and I have a conversation very early this morning about why I should take up my pen once again.  We were talking more specifically about vocation and developing one’s talents.  I’ve been told by various people at sundry times that I have a talent for writing.  It may indeed be true that God has blessed me with such a gift.  If that’s the case, then I want to seriously pursue it and see where it takes me.  I’m a firm believer in the idea that we should use the talents God gives us for His glory and for the benefit of His people.

Pretty soon, Lord willing, I’ll be taking another seminary course which may afford me even less time to write here.  I humbly ask for prayers as I continue to consider what my calling really is and what my vocation ought to be.  It’s a sad thing to note, but I’ll be turning 30 this year and I still don’t have solid answers in that regard.  I pray that will change.  Hollie has floated the idea of freelance writing/bloging from time to time.  In need to figure out how that works.  One thing I’ll say to Christians considering that route and writing about theology is to definitely bring your blogging under the authority of the elders of your church.  They should at least follow what you write and offer correction where needed.

Another thing I’ll mention here is that I want my blog to focus more and more upon the local efforts of Reformed Baptists here in Virginia.  I think I do a pretty good job of that right now, but I could always improve.  Our local congregation at CRBC has been blessed with much growth over this past year and some of the brothers in our church (“other gifted brethren”) have pursued street evangelism to include preaching in front of abortion mills, all the while being under the authority of our elders.  This is the kind of stuff that needs to be covered.  When we think of missions, we almost always think globally.  Yet our mission field is also our own backyard.

Thanks to those of you who have kept up with this blog.  I appreciate the helpful, encouraging, and constructive comments.  I certainly appreciate any feedback on this post especially.  I’m not necessarily reinventing this blog, but simply making a more serious commitment to what I do here.  I’m going to add some book reviews, commentary on a wide range of issues, and even posts on some very practical matters.  Yet all of this is just talk until I actually take the time to do it.  I appreciate your prayers and I look forward to picking up my proverbial pen again.  By His grace and for His glory.

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