Well, somehow I missed the fact that yesterday was the 4th birthday of this blog. I started this blog 4 years ago as a means of staying in contact with old friends. After about 6 months of fairly pointless posts I began blogging on denominational issues. That led me to believe that this blog could be used for meaningful conversation online, and it has been amazing how many doors have opened for me because of this blog. I love to write here, and I love to think through the posts that carry substantive material. Unfortunately, from a blog perspective, I have never been more busy in all my life as I am right now. My pastoral responsibilities are keeping me incredibly occupied which is fine with me because I love what God has called me to do. That being said, I hope to blog in the near future about a couple of posts that have been brewing in my head for a few months. They both promise to be substantive, and at least one promises to be a bit controversial. :-) So, for now let me say thanks, on this my blog's 4th birthday, for all of you that visit so often and for those of you who just stop by on occasion. I continue to be amazed at the number of people who want to stop by. Please know that I sincerely appreciate it!