It Has Been Awhile…

It has been awhile since I have written on my blog. It seems like it has been months, and honestly it has. Why have I been away for so long? Life has been crazy. With 2 young children, a wife who I am continuing to pursue daily, full-time ministry, and my Masters degree, I would always benefit from more hours in the day. You mix in the struggle of being able to see how many people and how many views this has, some times I am extremely encouraged and other times I wonder why I take the time to do it.

But I think all the time about how I miss blogging. I recently heard a tongue-in-cheek joke from a Christian “meme” site calling pastors “Writers in Resident” instead of pastor. And I began thinking about this statement. I write all the time. Emails I send out, Sunday School lessons, sermons, and devotionals are things I write weekly. On top of that I have occasional speaking arrangements like FCA’s, clubs, speeches, trainings, meetings, and other things I have to plan out beforehand by writing even if I speak without notes.

Then I think about all the things I read daily, thoughts I have, and observations of the world which I share with others all the time and I remember that my blog-hiatus was not due to a lack of content, but rather it was all the other things previously mentioned. And the reason I blogged was never for the attention I got or the money which I never made, but rather as a way to get out my message and have something I could look at later and see just how God was working in my life and in my family’s as well.

So today I decided I was going to resume my blogging. I have been thinking how to most practically organize my posts and schedule for the upcoming posts. However, I picked a great day to resume blogging. Tomorrow morning, Taylor and I leave for camp with our youth group for a week to help impart the truth and love of God on the young church of today. So if you could be praying for the 400 teens at Camp Bandina in the Waldrum Session, it would mean a lot. We are super excited to see what God has in store for us and the teens!

I love you guys, and so does Jesus. I hope you continue to long for this water, and continue to drink from it as well. Until next time, blessings to you and your family,

Josh Gentry

 

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