Thursday, January 03, 2008

"Don't Taze Me, Bro"

I guess that was one of the most quoted lines of 2007, huh? The reason I had that on my mind is because I have decided that I need to take a sabbatical from posting for a season.........and I don't want all 3 of you who stop by here from time to time to "taze me" for making that decision. I heard James Taylor being interviewed the other day, and he was asked about writing songs. He said he doesn't feel he has any control over the songs coming to him..........sometimes they come in bunches, and then there are times of great drought. That's kinda the way I feel about posting on my blog. I have tried not to post JUST to be posting something, and I may have failed at that.....but that was my goal. Right now, as you may have noticed, the inspiration for having something to share has not hit me much lately.
So, I will step back for a season and see if the posting urge comes back at some point again. I will for sure still be reading all of your blogs, and therefore being encouraged each and every day by all of you. I don't comment on all of your posts, but I read them. Your blogs are a blessing to me, a really big blessing.
Thank you again for blessing me with your wonderful thoughts, challenges, insights, and encouragement.

In closing, I want to share one thought I had while reading "The Kite Runner" over the Holidays. By the way, if you haven't read it, go get it TODAY! I want to see the movie, but it's not showing at the Rialto yet. Or in Little Rock, for that matter. It's probably the best fictional book I have read in several years. I'm not an English major, nor a professional book reviewer, but I think everybody that has read the novel will agree with me when I say that there is ONE line in the book that the whole story hangs on.....and to me it's the theme of the whole book. That line is: "THERE IS A WAY TO BE GOOD AGAIN". I won't give the story away by telling you who is saying that and why, but I hope you will find out for yourself. Anyway, that line has stayed with me for a week or so now.........and I think it resonates so deep with me because it's a theme I recognize. Don't you? I too have longed to "be good again". What I realized at some point on this journey was that I can never reach that goal. I will never be that good or innocent or sinless again. But HE is, and all I have to do is be HIS disciple.....and put my trust and faith in Him instead of me. In other words, the Gospel.......yeah, it's good news........because thru Him we CAN "be good again".

Truer words may never have been spoken........"THERE IS A WAY TO BE GOOD AGAIN".

Have a great start to 2008 everybody!