its a funny thing having a blog. i mean i really enjoy it and its been a good thing for me to be able to process and share thoughts in this way. there are actually a few posts that i’ve written but have chosen to just save and not publish. while writing about something has helped me, not everything is to be made public.

though sometimes there is this pressure that goes with blogging. because i haven’t posted for at least 3 days there seems to be this need to write something anyway. this temptation exists to always write somthing fresh, groundbreaking and profound, even if i’ve nothing actually of worth to say.

i suppose i feel like that today. i’ve just come home from speaking at a school SU weekend, and to be honest don’t feel like i’ve anything decent to say. feel quite drained from speaking at 4 sessions, as well as chatting and praying with some of the young people.

i’m reminded of these words in ecclesiastes which buff shared with us before we led worship 2 weeks ago:

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up, 
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace”

maybe if solomon lived today he would write “a time to blog and a time to logoff, a time to share and a time to shut it.”

and so in the midst of this blogging and sharing my thoughts, ideas and reflections, i also want to discipline myself to learn the discipline of silence, not always bowing to the perceived pressures of blogging world!!