A friend of mine called me today wanting some help with a blog she is working on and I wasn’t much help. But it occurred to me that it might be therapeutic for me to blog a little here.
I have been on a self-imposed blog and Facebook silence for some time now. The main reason being that life is a struggle and I just didn’t want to keep writing the same woe-is-me posts over and over again. Plus, my niche has been theology and there are more than enough theology bloggers out there. And I don’t want to get back into old habits where I am trying to become a big blogger chasing ever increasing numbers.
Still, this has probably been a negative because I have withdrawn into myself, so I thought I would just peek my head out and say hi for now. Thanks as always to all of you who pray for me. My recent reports are good physically, my mental and emotional health are so-so. So, pray for me and my wife that we would be encouraged as she is feeling some of this too.
Also, please pray that God would restore unto us the joy of our salvation. I know God is with us, but it often doesn’t feel that way as I am going through chemo. That’s the only real difficult thing now – though my health is probably improving I’m still on chemo and after 3 years of this I’m pretty weary. So that’s where I could use your prayers.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of links I came across I thought I’d share. Doug Groothius, of Constructive Curmudgeon and teaching and publishing fame has a blog called Chronic Illness and the Christian Faith. It has been a tremendous help to me and I recommend it as it gives a perspective on the many people who cross our paths who are suffering what he calls “invisible illnessses.” These are people who “look good,” and whom the rest of us don’t know how to handle.
And Doug pointed me to the website “Where is God,” which deals with the same thing.
So, cheers to everyone, if anyone is still reading I’ll look forward to connecting with you again.