Lat week we hosted and led two memorial services for dearly loved members of our community. One was 93 and the other 74. In the midst of all this, one of our elders’ wives was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which they thought was malignant at fist glance. To say the least, it was a hectic, emotional week.
That explains my absence from my keyboard recently. My apologies for those of you who frequently check on the blog.
While I haven’t been writing a lot, some of my friends have posted very thoughtful pieces on theirs. I’m always mixed when I read friends’ blogs. I’m glad that they are finding their voice and engaging the world, but then I get a knot in my stomach because I think to myself, “Shoot, I wanted to write that.” Then, I feel guilty over my jealousy.
Anyway, here are some things you might want to check out.
1. One of my “old kids,” Jessica Reese (I’ve known her since she was 15, now her oldest daughter is older than my youngest), who is – or will soon be – an emerging writer, has some good thoughts on Christian art at her site.
2. My friend, and recently returned missionary now working with Compassion, Russ Debenport, has some great music and thoughts about CCM at his blog.
3. Though Easter has passed, William Willimon has a great piece on the last to believe in Easter on on his blog, “A Peculiar Prophet.”
4. Bill Kinnon, who I don’t know, has some interesting thoughts entitled, “The People Formerly Known as The Congregation,” at his site.