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Feb 13 2010

Blog Hiatus

What did you say?

In January of 2009, I decided to start my own blog.  When I first started this blog, I really did not have a particular purpose or goal.  I was not even sure that my blog would be read by anyone.  I started blogging with the mindset of keeping a journal of my personal bible studies or journaling my thoughts from my Christian point of view.  If my computer ever went down and I could not retrieve my work, all my Christian journaling would be available to me as it is hosted on someone else’s server.  I also knew that since it was public, some people would stumble upon my blog.  They did and I’ve gained a decent sized readership based on the number of subscribers and stats.   I attribute it not to anything I am able to write but I attribute it to the message that God lays on my heart based on my life’s experiences, what I see and read.  Despite my lack of ability to write well, the message that goes out is something that people are wanting to read.  Just goes to show that we’re all thinking about the same subjects.  I just have the moxie to write about them on a public forum.  :)

As I mentioned, I did not have a goal and still don’t have a goal and I am not even sure I want one.  Something comes to mind and I sit down and write a post.  My ideas come from many different sources whether it is based on a conversation I had with someone in my personal life, a conversation I had with someone by email, something I read in a book or on the Internet or even search queries leading people to my blog.  One thing that I seem to have a penchant for is to write topics that are controversial.  That has never been my goal but it unfortunately seems that is what I am good at.

I said I did not have a goal nor do I want one but one goal that I do have and one that I never want to give up is that I wish to make my blog inviting to all people whether they are Christian or not.  I want to create an atmosphere that all people are comfortable in reading and commenting.  In fact, I very much desire that this blog will be read by non-Christians and they would feel comfortable leaving comments or asking questions.  I do not moderate people’s comments.  I also do not wish my blog to reflect the negative and ugly side that I have seen on the Internet whether it is from Christians or non-Christians.  In fact, that is one feature I don’t want on my blog.  I would rather close down my blog than have that reflected on my blog.

Since I am not willing to shut down my blog, I have decided to take a break from blogging for a while.  The blog will remain open but I won’t be posting.  The blog will remain open albeit dormant.  In the meantime, I can be reached here if anyone wishes to contact me whether it’s about a previous post or any other matter.

I have blogged several times regarding Christians vs. non-Christians.  I know that before I came to faith, the things I said about Christianity was about as ugly as you can get.  I can share that I am about as grateful as anyone can be that the person that spent a year with me sharing the Gospel put up with me and my ugly comments and ranting.  Who knows where I would be if he did not.

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  1. Repent Harlequin

    “I know that before I came to faith, the things I said about Christianity was about as ugly as you can get. ”

    As we all did.

  2. reverent1

    I have run several websites and one thing that always happens is I get burnt out. But, I come back ready with what I think are fresh approaches or different topics to delve into. I hope that you do the same. Take ya a break, get some inspiration and come back ready as ever.

    God bless!

  3. Margaret

    Tishrei,

    I will certainly miss surfing through your web site….. But, even Jesus said to the disciples in Mark 6:31, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.”….. We all need a break and time to gather ourselves to spend more time with our Lord….. Hope you don’t forget to return to work some time….. Jesus and His disciples did.

    I do want to really thank you for all you have done to share God’s truths with this world….. I’m sure your web site will prove to be helpful to many, even while you rest….. I appreciate your approach to many and varied subjects, because they are the kind of witness many really need these days….. :) …. God’s blessings in everything you do.

    Margaret

  4. Liz

    Tishrei,

    when Only I juyst met you. You will be missed. You are a blessing and I have learned and gain much so far from you.

    Yes rest and focus on the most important thing Jesus.

    I too have felt led to just get off the computer. There is so much more to do and to just live.

    Be Blessed.

    Liz

  5. PaulFan

    Best wishes, Tishrei. I hope God will continue to bless you during your time away.

  6. menaftergod

    Hello;

    Your post: [As I mentioned, I did not have a goal and still don’t have a goal and I am not even sure I want one. Something comes to mind and I sit down and write a post. My ideas come from many different sources whether it is based on a conversation I had with someone in my personal life, a conversation I had with someone by email, something I read in a book or on the Internet or even search queries leading people to my blog.] End post.

    You may not think you have a goal. But from reading your post(s), I would say you are being lead by the Holy Spirit. Keep casting your net. You may never know who you touched when. Sometimes God’s people spend a lifetime preparing for that one instance when God uses them.

    Glen
    “Lov’n the Lord & Liv’n the Life…”

    1. Tishrei

      Hi,

      Thanks for your encouragement. I agree, we don’t see the whole picture — God is working and many times we can look back and say “oh, now I see what was going on.” During this time off, I have a bunch of topics lining up in my mind, LOL that I’ll be blogging when I return.

      I just needed to take some time for refreshment.

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