Looking at Life from the Outside In
The last few weeks here on my blog I have been trying to decide what shape or form my blog was going to take. I recently started seminary at Liberty University to work on my MDiv and the time requirements have been incredible. In additional to school and work I have started getting more into a routine of cycling. Cycling was something I never intended to get into, and really had no interest in before this past winter, but after riding consistently for the last 6 months I can now say I am diving in deeper. I traded in some camera equipment for a road bike and have started riding longer in time and distance (26.5 miles yesterday). That has changed how my time is spent, it has actually given me time [away from the computer], much like running would I guess.
For those and many many other reasons I am going to let my blog breathe for a while and take a break from the daily concerns of stats, postings, new content, creativity, and all that. The photography I posted on my blog was/is enjoyable, but was one of the most time consuming things I did on a consistent basis. I am not leaving here altogether, I have been working on this blog since 2001, so after 8 or so years of work on this blog in one form or another I think it is time for a break from the day to day.
I have been giving my obsession with social networking, blogs, and the Internet in general, a close look over the last several weeks and found that once I removed myself from things online that were not necessary for work and everyday communication I had time that could be devoted to many other things.
So with that, I will continue to keep my blog active, but my post frequency will be more scattered, and probably more of just what's on my mind, which at the moment is my faith, my wife, school, work, and cycling. Luckily for me right now, my faith, work and school have all come together. For probably the first time in my life those three things, basically my faith and study of my faith and my job are all focused around the same thing, the Creator God.
The photo above is our Creator God. This is an image of a place in Colorado I use to drive up to after dinner to watch the sunset when we lived in Colorado. The silence up here was deafening from this vantange point. Not another soul was usually within 20 miles, no road noise, nothing. When I removed myself from the day (unplugged, offline, whatever), I had time to stop and listen, which is what I am going to try to do again.