An Unfinished Sentence


I’ve picked a book from the bookstore shelf and am immediately caught in the lilting currents of prose by its author. She describes one of her antiheroes as perplexing as “an unfinished sentence.”

No one likes the broken meter of an abrupt end. I was recently in a conversation with someone unfamiliar to me who persisted in beginning a thought, then switching gears. Or trailed off and just…assumed I followed. I didn’t. It was maddening.

By the end of that convo I felt like a tiny steel ball in the old pinball machine, sensing a slow-down or landing-spot only to be slapped in another direction.


Not the kind you wait until the barista notices, then drop into her tip jar, the kind that essentially costs you nothing.

No, the kind of change that signals the end of an era, the conclusion of a matter, a shift to the unknown. The kind that you don’t fish out of your pocket or scrabble at the bottom of your purse for.

That change.

…Which is what I’m finding myself on the front edge of…

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Changes Coming


In the next few days you’ll notice significant retooling and rebranding of the website. We’ll even be migrating to a new platform and a new dotcom location. Anticipating these changes, I’ve begun refreshing some of my ‘static’ pages (About Me, About This Blog, My Story).

The cosmetic and technical changes will afford me to do more with the blog, providing greater freedom and flexibility and that’s exciting as I go full-bore into the next assignment God has for me.

I’m grateful for the tip from Frank Viola to solicit the help of a grace-filled brother, Jeremy Myers, at Grace Blogger, to assist me with these changes, er, improvements!

Hopefully, the rollout will happen this week, God willing, or soon thereafter. Bless you for being a part of this little community I forged way back in 2006. And tell your friends about me here…and there…when I get there!


Recommended Book of the Week

Jan Karon’s series set in the fictional town of Mitford, NC has been (at the risk of over-selling it) life-transforming for me. Each volume of the “Father Tim” saga has stirred my heart and revived my ways. This addition is no exception.

If you’re not familiar with Karon’s tender prose and untouchable story-telling, do yourself a favor and start the adventure. It’s a series, so starting at the beginning is to be preferred but this newest volume does a masterful job of filling in any holes you have missed.

Can’t tell you enough what these books mean to my soul. I hope you’ll find the same for yours.