I have been blogging though, just not here. You can see I added the TFB Youth Blog and so I've been busy there especially since we got back from High School camp. You can see what we've been up to including the wonderful news that we have a new youth pastor.
For those who know of TFB's history of travails regarding this, it is certainly an answer to prayer. It is scary I must admit, we have thought each time previously over the years that we had the "right one", only to discover it wasn't exactly a good fit. The search for the best fit is a difficult process, somewhat like dating, because each party is putting their best foot forward and is somewhat hiding their "warts" from the other. There can be a tendency to become infatuated with a prospect (on the church side) or a church (on the prospect side) and gloss over any flaws the other has. There has also been a bit of not "sweating the small stuff" discrepencies because we are trusting God to make everything to work out okay. (I have re-thought this approach -obviously if a young lady was dating a guy and discovered some red flags about her beloved, but was going to marry him anyway, trusting God to fix it, we would say she was foolish. So why, if a church or small body of believers made an similiarly ill-formed decision should we expect divine intervention to rescue us from ourselves? Hmmm?) But as I said, I have high hopes in a fellow that seems to be a quality guy (and I haven't thrown out that trust in God part either - see Jude 24).
Here's an interesting change of subject: it seems a certain person with an AOL account has been "deep diving" into this blog, spending quite a bit of time reading page after page of archived posts. Just so this person knows, I KNOW exactly from where you've entered this blog and where/when you exit, I even know your unique ISP address. If your intentions are good and you are blessed by it, then why not leave a helpful, encouraging comment. If however, you have a darker purpose, I encourage you to get a life. (perhaps for example, you should write your own blog that is open for all to see, I would certainly read it and comment if I found it to be worthy.)