Not quitting, just resetting.

Hi there.

I just want to take a minute to update you about where I’ve been the last several months; because it sort of looks like I’ve quit blogging.  I just want to say that I haven’t.  I actually never really intended to.  I just needed to reset.

I’ve been posting on since 2014.   During these few years, I’ve always brought my A game.  I’ve always made it a point to pray and seek God for what He wanted me to write.  The focus always being YOU. What does God want me to write for you.

Ephesians 2:10 in the Bible says “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (KJV).  This means that God has a plan and we each have a path that God has already laid out for us to walk.  While we can walk it out, we can also ignore it and never fulfill it.

Ephesians 2:10 means that when I write a blog post, put up a video, or post an audio file, I need to be aware that God has a will in this and He has things He wants YOU to know.  Things that will help you grow up spiritually even more than you are.  I seek those things He wants said.  My heart’s desire is to be an instrument that He uses to bless you and help you walk your walk.  I take what I write seriously.

Back in July of 2017, I decided to take a week or two off from blogging.  I wanted to relax and refocus on some of the mechanics of the website that I never seemed to have the time or focus to do.  What started as a couple of weeks grew into months because, while I was working on ideas for revamping, I sensed that what I really needed to do was pull aside and really seek the Lord.  I often say that there is nothing like knowing the will of God.  I really believe this, but I realized that some things had become foggy and unclear and I needed to KNOW what to do.  I needed clear direction.

Since taking this time off, the Lord put it on my heart to serve in the children’s ministry at my church. This has been fun, enlightening, and surprising.  I’m reminded that children have needs too, and they are also trying to figure things out.  It’s been very rewarding.

Here are some things to look for in the future.

First, I’m looking to update the site with a new look and some new menu options.  I’ve had this same theme since the beginning but there are more options and better themes now.  I”m looking forward to a new, fresh look.  I hope you are too.  Stay tuned.

Also, I’ve always liked podcasts.  I personally listen to several a week and I currently subscribe to about 18 weekly podcasts.  My lovely wife Ann and I have been discussing the possibility of me producing one for myself.  I once said to her that I sometimes find writing hard.  She pointed out that I speak much easier than I write so I’m giving this serious consideration.  Again, stay tuned.

Finally, I want to thank you for being a part of this with me.  I look forward to what I once heard Dr. T.L. Osborn call “Many happy exchanges” with you.  If you have ideas that you want to share, please do.  If you have comments you want to share or personal insights you want to add to any post I have, please feel free.  I love reading and interacting with you.

Also – One thing I am always trying to do is to get the message out to more people.  I always ask and want to ask again, that if it helps you, please share it.  I also want to ask you for your input.  How do you think we can get more traction, and get this message in front of more people who it might help?  I look forward to any ideas you send my way.

I love and appreciate you.






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3 Responses to Not quitting, just resetting.

  1. Rick and Tonya Banta says:

    Wonderful update friend!
    How exciting that you worked with children! They inspire everyone!
    Super excited about the possibility of a podcasting! My son ( the one with many issues) does love listening to podcasts, and so I will
    For sure be sharing them with him first if you do them!!
    We will pray for Gods direction in your life as well!
    Love you Artie!

  2. Mary says:

    Thanks Art for the update. It’s interesting that God has been dealing with me too about the format of my blog. A confirmation to both of us that He is interested in growing us in all areas of our lives so we can be better stewards of what He has give us. Again, thanks, I’m always encouraged by your blogs, to be all I can be for our Lord.

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