Posts Resume Next Monday. Pray for Me. Joy and Messiness.


Hi all.

Today I received some disappointing news about some folks that I have long respected and discussed on this blog. I really don’t know what to do. I don’t even know if I can say anything because there is a lawyer involved. I’m OK just really hurt.

Thankfully, I’m flying to Boston to participate in my daughter’s wedding shower. I am grateful for joy in the midst of messiness.


Posts Resume Next Monday. Pray for Me. Joy and Messiness. — 22 Comments

  1. Please enjoy your daughter’s shower. Forget the rest for now. Your daughter’s shower only happens once. Will pray!

  2. Praying for you….

    I am so sorry….(finding additional words to express my empathy for you fail me….very big sigh….)

    I hope you have a lovely time at your daughter’s wedding shower. 🙂

  3. I’m so sorry, Dee. Will be praying for you, and am glad to know there is precious joy in your midst. God’s timing is so good that way!

  4. Praying that the joy of your daughter’s shower will block the pain of the disappointment you are experiencing.

  5. Enjoy the wedding preparations now, knowing that the other situation will be resolved later.

  6. Prayers! Enjoy the wedding shower. I hope it will take your mind off the other stuff.

  7. Enjoy what you can and don’t worry about things you can’t resolve or are beyond resolution.

  8. Wishing you the best time at your daughter’s shower. My pastor says, “The world has gone mad. Love your family!”

  9. Welcome ‘home’ for a joyous matter. And as to blessings that we do not even know to ‘desire or pray for,’ (BCP) I pray for those.

  10. “Peace I leave with you; My perfect peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.” (Jesus, John 14:27)

  11. I’ve already started to pray for you. I hope and trust (you don’t need to confirm) that you have an attorney to deal with the unpleasantness, so you can focus on things worthy of your attention. May God continue to bless you, your loved ones, and your work. <3

  12. There is another article on Driscoll on Julie Roys today. A highlight:

    —Driscoll distrusts everyone “to the point of installing a firearm safe with assault rifles in your office and even having your detail carry collapsible carbines around campus,” Freese said.

    Do be careful when you picket. This is starting to sound scary…

  13. Sometimes people can be like that – disappointing. Especially in this world of social media. If whatever happens spills into the public sphere, I’d recommend a policy of disengagement. Keep to the mandate of your blog, stay on the mission statement.
    If lawyers need to be involved then let them do whatever they need to do.
    You can’t control others actions, so if you need to make any statements, stick to facts and not feelings.
    The sad reality is it seems everyone loves a train wreck. Don’t give it to them. Eventually the truth always comes out.

    Enjoy your family & friends.


  14. Muff Potter: Sound wisdom Jack, well spoken!

    Putting yourself out there to tackle religious issues can be like putting a big target on your back. Especially when discussing inconvenient truths.

    And I’ve seen even among different groups who are ostensibly on the same side, there are some differences that become rifts. It can be best to part ways. And that’s ok.

    I think we can idealize those we believe are allies in our cause. We assume they are driven by the same motivation or even that they share our vision of the greater good.

    I don’t what’s happened here but when an ally turns against you or allies themselves with someone who is against you or is just plain nasty then we have to realize we can’t control them or their actions.

    The key is not to deny your hurt an disappointment but to control it. It sounds cliche but you have to own it and not let it own you. Say nothing now that you’ll regret later especially on social media. Let it pass. Play the long game and strategize with those you do trust. It’s like chess.

    I guarantee you the truth does come out, and even if it takes a while, the vindication can be just as sweet.