Thanks for sticking with the blog despite my dereliction to post regularly this month. Truth be told, I have a fair amount of content in the pressure cooker, but I was on deadline to revise To Retreat From Romance by August 16, and that took the bulk of my writing time, effort, and energy the last few weeks. That being said, I have reviews, interviews, and articles on deck for the coming weeks. Please stick with me and check back!
Additionally, I don't know about you, but the world has had a hold on my heart these last few weeks. ISIS, ISIL, ASL, Ferguson...the issues of our day are truly tragic. Frankly, it's in days like these that I feel equal parts depressed and hopeful.
The pain of those in the situations must be horrific, and I am saddened by not only my inability to affect real change but my ineptitude at participating in the small change in which I can. These matters are complex, difficult, and tragic; and I wish I could do more. At the very least, I know that I should do more than stand on the sidelines and say nothing.
Thankfully, others with more compassion than me have been moved to action, and they've done powerful things. And I take solace in the fact that all of these hardships are part of a grander, larger narrative that God is integrating into a story of human redemption across time. I know that sounds cliche, but it has helped me through some of the harder moments of these current events. Sometimes I just need to hold onto that truth.
I hope this finds you well, and I look forward to posting some new pieces in the coming days.
Thanks again for stopping by my corner of the internet,