Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Belated Blogiversary to me!!!

I have a confession to make.  As is obvious, my posting has been way, way off for several months now.  In the fall, I started something related to church and continuing education that I couldn't finish.  I was stressed beyond belief.  I was very, very close to cracking up.  It was the second darkest time in my life that I'd ever been through and I decided I couldn't live like that for 3 years.  So I dropped.  But, and I know I'm being vague here-sorry about that, by dropping I also gave up on something that I've always wanted to do. 

In short, I have experienced a crisis of faith.  Maybe I'm still experiencing it.  In any case, it has been difficult to motivate myself to get to work.  It all seems so pointless.  To be perfectly honest, I'm still wrestling with it.

I'm going to break protocol here--I'd like to ask you for a Blogiversary present.  I'd like you to take a moment and pray for me.  Particularly:

1)  Pray that I will remain faithful to what God has called me to do where I am--specifically, being a good husband and father.

2)  Pray that I will remain devoted to blogging.  I still believe it is a great avenue for proclaiming biblical truth.

3)  Pray that I will not feel as discouraged and defeated as I have.  Pray that God will give me the strength to reach out to those I need to reach out to for help.

Thank you.  I'll be back on my game next week.  Here's to another 4 years!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I will pray for you.

Joe Blackmon said...

Thank you.

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St. Lee said...

Joe, I have to admit that I have missed having you post regularly. I, for one, will be happy to have you back more often. And I just finished giving you your requested anniversary present before I wrote this.

Keep up the good work and may God bless you.

Joe Blackmon said...

Thank you very much, Lee.