I wanted to fill you in on what has been happening in my life. You have probably noticed that I stalled out two chapters away from finishing Joshua.
I have decided to take the summer off.
There are several reasons for this but I will give you the most pressing ones.
1) I realize how much I actually enjoy “real life.” You know, with real people and stuff. I am happier. I see the way God uses me. I just like it more. Sometimes, reading and endless array of blogs each day actually leaves me a little on the depressed side. So I am going to hang out in IRL land for a few months.
I haven’t really checked twitter in weeks. And I’m fine with that. The world hasn’t stopped spinning. I still exist.
2) I was starting to feel like a slave. I felt like I NEEDED to write something. Not because there was something beautiful that just wanted to emerge from my fingertips, but because I had committed to this and didn’t want to let you or myself down.
I have more important commitments in my life.
3) I am NOT a writer. As the blogosphere (at least the crowd I run around in) pumps out more and more stuff about owning your identity as a writer and blogger, I find myself less and less comfortable. I don’t want my life to be run by snappy headlines or killer openers. I don’t want to worry about building a tribe or creating a brand.
I have a real life tribe. I have a wife. I have students. They need me in their lives WAY more than they need this blog.
So I am taking the summer to reevaluate some things. I don’t know if I will continue this Blog. But I may. We’ll see. It has given me a passion for the Bible. I want to know more.
But I also want to live out what I believe God is speaking to me through it. And for that to happen, maybe some things need to get left on the roadside.
So have a great summer everyone! I’ll see you back in the fall.