After a month of absence, I'm back lurking in your inbox.
During my time away, I've explored an idea I'll tell you about at the end of this email.
Before that, let's consider what we've been reading. It's Day 128 in our journey thru the Bible, and it's been King David's time!
We've bounced from 2 Samuel to Chronicles, to Psalms, and back to 2 Samuel.
Long-time listeners to the podcast know how much I love David's story. My wife spoiled me last year and took me to see the Life of David perform at the Sight and Sound Theater. (I highly recommend this place)
David faced about every emotion you could imagine.
- The joy of being anointed King, but the frustrations of running for your life.
- Trusting God to guide him, but also foolishly taking matters into his own hands.
- At peace that God could deliver him (Goliath) but also at times scared that he would die at the hand of Saul.
David had moments that made him look like the godliest man ever to walk this earth, and he also did things that made you wonder if he even remembered God.
I think all of us can relate.
We are approaching the halfway point in our journey through the Bible. How are you doing?
Are you enjoying this section and study of Samuel, Saul, and David?
If you've fallen behind–no big deal. It's not a race.
If you've quit–set a time to set down and start again. Sometimes starting back after time away is the hardest, but it feels great and normal once you start back.
What I'm CONSIDERING
This is a weird time to mention this–coming off a month of no writing–but I've joined a platform I think I will begin writing on.
I'm not telling anyone yet, because I may choose to write to absolutely no one. 😄
Then again, I may decide later to email you all a link and allow you to subscribe if you are interested.
What's different about it?
I mentioned this in the podcast, but for me to write like I want to, I need time to think, and writing how I want makes me vulnerable. I'm a pretty emotional person, which is ironic because I often say I hate emotions. They make people foolish, but emotions are part of who we are, and it's a part of who I am.
When I write on this new platform, it won't be scheduled. It won't be Bible Studies. It will have Bible principles because that's part of who I am, but it will be about life: the good and the difficult.
This evening I've been able to sit on the porch and think. I've thought about why I want to write. Most people I hang out with don't read or write, but it's a challenge for me. For me, it is therapy when I write like I want to.
I'll keep you posted. I'll probably write to myself on the new platform first to see how it goes. Then, later if you want a peek into my mind and life, I may send a link.
If not, that's alright too. I'm a 41-year-old guy that as of today, has a 17-year-old daughter!
I may be having a bit of a mid-life "crisis." 😄
God is good!
Have a great week!