Monday, June 6, 2016

Blog Sabbatical

Hello friends and loyal readers.  Something that I have wrestled with over the past year or so is how much longer this blog would continue.  As a number of you know, my wife and I just recently had our third child, which makes for a very busy household.  And speaking of household, we also just moved into a new house as well....not to make things any more hectic!  :)  (Emoji alert!)  :)

Those realities, along with the fact I work two jobs, have made this past year a difficult one in keeping up on the blogging.  I don't think, particularly during the past year, the content that I have provided to you has been of the "quality" of past years.  "Quality" being a relative term, since my skill in writing has never been that great to begin with!  Honestly, though, I simply do not have the time (or desire) for lengthy reviews anymore or the more detailed evaluations of particular translations.

So, as of today, I will be stepping away from blogging for at least the next few months.  I am not 100% sure where this will lead or whether it will be permanent.  Over these next few months I am going to spend some time in prayer discerning what will come next, if anything.    Perhaps in silence, if that is possible, I will find the next path that is before me.

But before I do that, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have stopped by this blog since 2008.  You have all been a real blessing to me.  I remain grateful to all of you who have sent photos, guest posts, and comments over these past years.  A number of you I count as friends today, while all of you I consider brothers and sisters in Christ.  I would have liked to mention some of you by name, but I would have certainly left off a few names some, so I won't.  All of you will remain in my prayers.

I started this blog because I couldn't find a place on the web that was solely dedicated to Catholic Bibles. My first post, back in August of 2008, concluded with: "It is my hope that many Catholics (and all who will read this blog) will come to appreciate the various Catholic Bible translations, from the Douay-Rheims to the NRSV-CE. I also plan to update regularly the various Bible resources that become available."  I hope that I have, in some small way, achieved this over the past 8 years.  

"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen!" 
-Revelation 21:21 (NRSV)