It has been too long to really come up with a good explanation of why it has been so long. I guess it has been a combination of things. I got an Android tablet a while back and that has sort of changed the way that I do computing at home. Many times I don’t even take my laptop out of my bag, and while I know that I could write posts on the tablet, it really is more of a consuming device than and producing device, at least it is for me.
I have also been more than swamped with work. Starting a new job has been a challenge just to try to get everyone’s names straight much less try to figure out their lives, their spiritual and emotional needs, and the way each of them learns best. There have been winter retreats and DNOWs to be planned and a whole host of intermediate meeting and such going on so I have just been neglecting this once invaluable space.
One of the weird reasons that I haven’t been around as much is because the new layout, while pretty, doesn’t make a daily blog as much of a premium anymore. I used to feel bad that people would come and see that the last post had been 4 months ago, but with the new look it is more about content than a daily blog, which come on let’s admit had gotten pretty dry anyway since I had long since stopped writing about the struggles of being a youth pastor because too many people who knew me had found the site. Also, I don’t know exactly when I will get around to fixing this, the simple fact that I can’t just scroll threw posts by day (there is no next entry link on the posts) when I want to read my ramblings for some reason has made me less likely to ramble.
Let’s see, what else…O yeah, I now have an 18 year-old Ethiopian boy living with me. He is trying to get a student visa so that he can go to school here for a while and then head back to Ethiopia to be a translator and help with orphans there. He doesn’t really take up a whole lot of my time, though so I can’t really use him for an excuse.
Ooo, one more layout thing…that big picture that goes with each post, that is a little daunting for me for some reason, and I feel like I have to have something important to say if I am going to have to go and find a picture. I guess I need to just find me a default so that I don’t have that worry anymore.
But just for the record, I am still here. I am still an average youth guy just trying to bring glory to God by teaching teenagers His word. I have a few articles and such saved up, at least the ideas for a few that might get up here some time in the future. Until then I hope you are finding things that are useful, and thanks to all of the people who have made comments lately. They have helped a bunch!