A Pause Until Monday, July 20

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Beginning today, I am on vacation. That also means that I am taking a vacation from this blog for a few weeks.

The next post will appear on Monday, July 20.

In the meantime, I want to tell you how much I appreciate you coming to this place. Many of you come here several times a week. Some of you read “A Place for the God Hungry” daily. I take none of this for granted. I am grateful.

A number of years ago, when I began writing this blog, I never really thought about how many people might eventually be reading it. It never occurred to me that regular readers would live all over the United States and in other countries as well. Today, I am so blessed that our paths have crossed.

I write these posts, primarily, for the daily encouragement of people who are just trying to deal with life. I post about a variety of things that interest me. At times, I will reflect on a book I read or something I saw in the news. I sometimes write posts for those who serve as ministers/pastors/church leaders, etc. Yet most of the time, these posts are intended to encourage in some way.

When I write, I will sometimes think about you sitting in front of your computer reading a post like this.

Some days, I will think about you…

  • as a mother just trying to deal with life with all of its pressures and stresses. You have so much going on as you deal with your children, your spouse, your house, etc.
  • as a single person, maybe divorced or maybe never married. Maybe you are thinking about the future and wondering what the future holds. You sometimes feel nervous about your job, the economy, and on and on. You try to remember to trust God each day.
  • as a Christ-follower who is trying to stay on the right path. Yet, there are so many distractions and discouragements. You are thankful for God’s grace as he has forgiven your past sins and is now empowering you to live in the present moment.
  • as a minister/pastor/church leader, etc. Or, maybe you are the spouse of someone in this role. Serving in a role like this (as a minister) can be very, very difficult. It can also be very lonely as you probably know. Perhaps at times you also deal with discouragement. I think about you as I write some of these posts.

So again, thanks for regularly coming to this place. See you Monday, July 20.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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3 thoughts on “A Pause Until Monday, July 20

  1. Hi Jim! In keeping with all the Michael Jackson craze, I'll just say "I'll Be There" when you return. 🙂

  2. Have a wonderful, refreshing and revitalizing vacation! I'm grateful for you and your blog. I've got you on my Places I Visit links. As soon as you post again, it pops to the top of the list. Lord willing, I'll be back. Meanwhile there is still good stuff on here I haven't had time to read – or re-read! Take care!