Long Time Gone

It has been a very long time since I last wrote anything. Why? Probably because I am a coward. This world is so full of criticism and I think that I just needed to have a little less. When you live your life in a fish bowl, that is what happens. I do less social media than I used to. I would love to share pictures and thoughts, but when a congregation can take a comment you make and turn it into a thing, it is not worth it. So, why am I back? I guess because I feel like I have something to say. I am not looking for praise or platitudes. I just hope that something I say is helpful to someone who shares the same struggles. I hope that someone finds joy in something I say. I hope that someone laughs. I hope, yes, I think that is the reason I am back, because I still have hope.