We have the chance to take off and go boating on Lake Powell for the next 5 days. I will be sorry to miss Un-Blogging with you, and I hope you will forgive the interruption. I also hope the weather warms up so we don’t return with blue lips and frostbite.
If there is Internet on the lake, I’ll try to keep Un-Blogging.
I was studying the statistics for UnBlogmySoul yesterday, and it sent my heart into rejoicing. There is something so wonderful about writing the Un-Blog as opposed to a book, or an essay that sits on my computer for its lifetime. That difference is you, your spirit, and your faith and hope you express in your comments. It makes it unexpectedly powerful and sweet. The difference is also that a book takes years and years to write, and even longer to distribute. The Un-Blog goes out in a heartbeat and actually touches more lives than a book because it allows you to comment, to question and to know that there are thousands of people like you seeking the same gifts.
When I wrote FTL 18 years ago, there was very little email, no blogging, no texting, and the internet was slow and unreliable. I believe in 18 years I received less than a dozen letters from readers. Last night I was amazed to realize there were 640 comments from you, all in the last 8 months. Your comments are thoughtful, faith-filled and uplifting.
I thank you so, so much.