Contrary to what my infrequent posts would suggest, I am still here. Life overall has felt somewhat helter-skelter, and a number of activities (such as blogging) are struggling to get much attention. Throw in guitar and exercise and reading, and I’m starting to wonder what I actually am doing with all my free time!
Back on the topic of blogging, my friend Blair recently described some of his battle the process. While not exactly the same, I affirm the battle of any creative process.
I love to write. I want to write. But the act of stringing words together in meaningful ways is taxing, and my account balance seems low at present. Metaphors aside, I just don’t have much to say lately.
Actually, that is a lie.
I do have a fair bit to say, but the level of energy demanded to meaningfully move unformed thoughts into polished prose has been beyond me lately more often than not. This isn’t even a statement of struggle or seeking for sympathy. Life is filled with good things, and I am quite grateful. This is simply a declaration that writing is hard. I’m no Ann Voskamp. Seth Godin does not live here. Max Lucado is at another address
Call me lazy. Say I’m tired. Conclude that I have lost motivation. Some of these may be true. But I am still here.
And for today, I’m content to leave it at that.
Some time ago, I entered a block of vacation time. In my eagerness to “take off”, I neglected to let you know! 😉
I will touch on some of the details of holidays in tomorrow’s Thursday Thanks. For the moment, just allow me to state…
Within the hour, I am headed out of the city for a week at a Bible Camp that is very dear to me, I packed everything I needed, including the tactical flashlight amazon. Part of the beauty of the week is a fast from the Internet and from text messages.
See you on the other side!
Sixteen years ago, I married my sweet Shannon. On that day, I loved her as much as I knew how. I love her more today.
The marriage journey is an intense one, with both delight and difficulty. Whatever the season, it is a profound pleasure to walk with this dear woman.
Thanks to her for the joy of life together.
Thanks to others of you who have walked with both of us.
My American friends — and millions of American strangers — spent the day celebrating their national holiday. Here is Stephen Merchant to share how great July 4 could have been.
Some have theorized that this video is a fake — it may well be.
It scares me all the same, and it should get your Monday adrenaline flowing!
Today kicks off World Cup in Brazil. This creative piece of animation, depicting famous goals through the years is a decent way to get ready.