Coming Out of the Dark

Hello!!!!  I offer my most sincere and heartfelt apologies for being gone so long, as well as not giving any warning before taking my hiatus.  I was all me and nothing of your doing. I felt like I needed a break, but didn't realize it would be quite this long.  It's not that I didn't have anything to say.  Most of us have been friends long enough to be extremely familiar with how rare it is for me to be at a loss for words.  Coming through this last election season, I became tired of words.  I know...shocking.  Civil conversation died a horrible death.  Of course, to be quite honest, I think the passing of civil conversation has been a long time coming. It has had one foot in the grave for a very long time.  This last election seemed to pull the plug.

So, instead of adding to the confusion, hurt feelings, discouragement and discontent, I went quiet. It felt strange, at first, but then it became a little more comfortable. I felt guilty for walking away but the guilt I would have felt for careless, unkind words would have been worse. It's my blog. So, because it's my blog, I should feel free to share whatever I want, right?  I mean, my right to free speech is constitutionally protected.  Looks good on paper...looks good on the screen...but it's not as easy as all that. All the freedoms we enjoy come with great responsibility and I don't take that lightly. The responsible thing was silence.

My heart for this blog has always been that it would (1) honor God and stand as a witness of my love for Him; (2) encourage anyone who reads it or has it read to them; (3) provide me with a creative outlet and relief of stress; (4) be picked up by some media magnate or publisher and make enough money so Mr. Snark can retire from Ye Olde Power Company and become a trucker; and (5) not embarrass/disappoint my mama. (That fourth one...pie in the sky all the way, but hey...dreams are free. Number five...the stuff of nightmares.  I'd rather eat coconut crusted eggplant than embarrass or disappoint her! And I hate coconut...and eggplant is my kryptonite.)

So, silence over.  Let's get back to business.  I'm feeling ready to write.

I hope you're ready to read.


  1. So, girl...I was ready to see into your head, your heart...and you left me hanging!!! Bring it on! Hugs from NC!


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