Monday, May 7, 2012
OK, Here's Why:
Bless my readers! If I don't post for awhile, they check in to see if I'm OK. Both of them -- she said, grinning in charming self-deprecation -- seem to use my posting frequency as a gauge for how I'm doing, and I'm very grateful. So, how am I? Well, it's been a little stressful around here tax time and tenant issues, but I'm doing fine. So, why haven't I written? Because I haven't felt a nudge from the Spirit compelling me to. I am a writer, which means that I tend to write not only as a way to live out loud, but to organize my thoughts and make sense of what's going on in my life. Obviously, Prevailing Winds is an "out loud" venue; in it, I say the things that I feel strongly about and believe need to be said, and I do so with strong words and clear points. But I DON'T write on the blog until I feel led by the Holy Spirit to write. I've learned the hard way that writing from the flesh and not from the Spirit doesn't work. And it shouldn't. After all, if I'm going to say things as a disciple of Jesus Christ, then I'd better be compelled by his Spirit to write them. And so, while there are lots and lots of things to discuss, there is nothing I've felt Spirit-led to comment on in the last two weeks. Sure, it's unusual, and I imagine it won't be too long before I'm back on the blog (with paragraph indents if I can figure out how the new site is formatted). So know that I'm up and ready to write whenever the Lord leads -- but know as well that my own anger, observation, or perspective is truly a poor substitute for my perspective, observation, and even anger when informed and energized by the Spirit. My hope is that that's all you'll ever see on Prevailing Winds.