I haven't blogged for months, and those that know me well know that I love to express ideas, insights, and thoughts. Here's the reason for my absence:
I'm in a season right now of reading more than writing...of listening more than talking.
As we prepare to plant hopecity church, I'd rather be a sponge soaking up wisdom, than a squirt gun spewing out insight.
To those I've been entrusted to lead - there's a lot of leading happening. A lot of faith, a lot of momentum, and a lot of anticipation. But in the bloggosphere I'd rather read than write.
The irony is that this will be changing in some ways. We are developing a hopecity communtiy blog that will update our progress, and share insights we have learned, promote events and families living in SE Portland.
As for this blog - I'll begin to post more about who is influencing me and how, and why they may be valuable to you...and every once in awhile I may post my own thoughts.
In a social media world where there is pressure to get our two-cents in, perhaps its time for voices to quiet down, and ears to open up.