When I was a kid I regularly watched the Mickey Mouse Club, resplendent in gorgeous black and white on my parents’ television. Each episode of the show would end with a rather mournful group of kids singing, “Now It’s time to say goodbye to all our company.”. Then Mickey would come on and tell us to tune in the next day at the same time.
If you go back to the February 13, 2021 post, you can read a brief explanation of why this blog was launched. A reader had nicely (and rightly) taken me to task for my lack of regular posting. I explained the reasons for that and he was very gracious in responding.
In the two months that have followed I have tried to post more regularly, but the other week I received a notice that my WordPress fees were up for renewal. I talked to a couple of people, including one person who was instrumental in my beginning this blog, and their response was that if I didn’t enjoy doing it anymore, let it go.
Hopefully I’ve provided you with some good resources over these last two years. But after thinking this through I have come to the point where I believe the blog has served its purpose – at least in my life. Selfish? Maybe. But with heading back into ministry I need to focus my efforts there. By the time I am finished at the end of the day, my creative juices are pretty dry. I could go on posting links to articles, but I would recommend that you follow them yourself: Peter Mead, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and of course, Tim Challies. Oh, and make sure you check in on For the Church. Jared Wilson’s blog has been filled with helpful articles.
When this article is posted I am going to contact WordPress and cancel my account. I am going to retain ownership of foryoungerpastors.com in case I want to start it again. I’ve also read that cancelled blog domains have often been used for nefarious purposes.
To those of you who have visited frequently, thanks. I can still be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve had occasional contact with a few younger guys that has been meaningful and if any of you men are reading this, please stay in touch. But “now it’s time to day goodbye.”
May God bless us all in the work he has called us to!