After two years of posting articles on a regular basis (2 to 3 times week, every week), I stopped.
I didn’t stop writing. At least, not entirely.
But I stopped posting.
I checked the date of my last post—March 6, 2013. I checked the date of my first post—April 17, 2011. Between the first and the last postings, I’d remained faithful in writing and committed to posting what I wrote.
I stayed home. I wrote. I posted.
I traveled to Texas. I wrote. I posted.
I traveled to the Middle East. I wrote. I posted.
I traveled to Alaska. I wrote. I posted.
Then my writing journey morphed into jogging in place. I had thoughts, a few jotted sentences, some article starts, but no real movement.
I went nowhere. I wrote little. I posted nothing.
Today that changes.
“I’ll do it later this morning.”
“For sure right after my nap.”
“Tonight! I’ll definitely do it tonight.”
“Okay, I screwed up, but first thing in the morning, I’ll get up early, write, and post.”
I’ve been …
… busy as a pastor.
… helping coach baseball.
… adjusting to a new schedule.
… thinking about other things.
But mostly I’ve been …
And today I’m still scared.
But fear doesn’t get anything done.
Fear doesn’t write.
Fear doesn’t post.
And fear sure doesn’t move me forward.
The main thing fear does is keep me on the sidelines wishing I was in the game.
So it’s time to get on the field.
It’s time to post.
Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes
Two men. Two eternal destinies.
One common hope.
A poignant and compelling portrayal of heaven and hell, with a powerful look at redemption from the perspective of both the lost…and the saved. Well done!–Susan May Warren, best-selling, award-winning author of You Don’t Know Me.
“Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes” was a compelling read for me. The vivid descriptions challenged and ignited my imagination. Tom skillfully laid out a clever story that caused me to think and made me want to read to the end.–Ron Fruit GM, WRCO Radio
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Missed you! Glad to have you back posting.
I’ve been disconnected of late, but I’m glad to rejoin the regular blogging ranks. Thanks, Kari, for your support and your continued example of blogging.
I missed you! Fear..oh brother….I wish you had talked to me….what you afraid of? That would make a good post….what are our fears that keep us from moving forward…oh, I sure have enough to make a good list…So glad you are back!!! Now don’t go away again. please.
Hi brother. I have missed you but knew you were busy and adjusting to a whole new world again. Glad to have you back. Looking forward to hearing more about your fears….we all have them you know. Thanks for taking this step forward. prayers
Thanks, Mary. Good to be back.