I haven’t blogged in quite some time. Part of the reason for that is that my internet connection at this place is (to put it mildly) quirky, which makes using web applications like xanga less than perfectly easy. But another part of it was that I began to question my own motives in blogging about my experiences. I don’t want to give even the appearance of evil (Though 1 Thessalonians 5:22 does not actually refer to avoiding appearances†), and I was concerned that I might appear to be self-seeking or proud which is not my intention and might actually do the opposite of what I intended.
I have come to the conclusion though that it is more important to exhort and build up than to be concerned about someone thinking I’m self-aggrandizing.
The reason I write posts like Why Extended Stay Evangelist and Unhalloween is to exhort my brothers in Christ, as I examine my own life and see where God is leading and directing me to exhort others to examine their own hearts and see if perhaps God is leading them in the same direction and we can share the journey. The reason why I write posts like Winnie and First Contact is to encourage and to receive encouragement.
So, I will continue to share with you my efforts, my successes and failures, and my insight from God’s word.
† See http://www.crivoice.org/appearance.html for an explanation