OK here goes…
Basically I’m taking a break from blogging. There are 3 reasons for this:
1. I simply haven’t got the time anymore.
I have so many things that I’d love to write about, but with a young family, a growing church and multiple other projects and commitments – time is a commodity in short supply. I need sleep more than a blog right now!
2. I am actively trying to combat pride.
I have become increasingly aware that pride is forever lurking in the shadows of my life and I don’t want to give it an inch cos God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4v6). Truth is, I don’t think that blogging necessarily leads me towards humility, but rather towards pride. This isn’t true of everyone who has a blog, but I have identified it as an issue for myself, so I’m taking action. (I’m strongly considering jacking in Twitter for the same reason!)
3. Some of the comments are doing my head in.
I have no problem with people posting comments on the blog (either positive or negative) but it feels that recently some of the posts have become a soap-box for people to air their own views about whatever they want – regardless of whether it’s got anything to do with what the post is about. I haven’t got the time or the energy to keep monitoring this. (I know that it’s possible to turn comments off, but in light of the last 2 considerations – I’ve just decided to knock it on the head!)
So there we have it. I’m not permanently cancelling the Rant, just not gonna post anything for a while (probably quite a long while!) For all those of you who have followed the Rant and contributed in anyway over the last few years – thanks a lot! It’s been a blast. I’d value your continued prayers.
For His glory