If we are friends on INSTA, you probably have picked up that I am on tour with the team from SALT right now. A couple of days ago, in a city in the midwest, I got super convicted.

A new friend walked up to me, and he didn’t know he was about to say something that convicted me, but what he said hit me like a ton of bricks. It was something like: Hey, I know you don’t blog as much anymore, but I just wanted you to know that it was super helpful for my team and I. We share your blogs, as well as a handful of other people and I, just wanted to say thanks.

My heart sank.

The truth is, I am not a good blogger. I am not even a good writer. But always want to encourage people. Life has been crazy for our family over the last year and a half, and something, even something that I value and love, had to drop. It was my blog. I just didn’t have words. I didn’t have margin. The truth is, I was trying to encourage myself and my family most days.

I told another new friend of mine, Dr. Andrew Johnston, about this feeling I was having. That is the joy of traveling with a guy who is a trained counselor; he becomes on duty at any moment. It was so good to talk to him. He told me to blog about these feelings.

You see, sometimes we have to have permission to say no. To let go. To not do something, even something we love. Sometimes it’s ok just to be. There are seasons when you MUST focus your attention on you and your family and your health instead of your job, your friends, your brand, or your ministry. There are times it has to be about YOU.

So often in ministry, we feel the need to lay it all on the altar. I get it, but today, you have permission to be a human, to feel. To embrace your tribe and put them above everything except Jesus. And, when you do that it starts to create healthy boundaries and is the most honoring thing you can do for God.

So I am going to try to be back now. I am going to give my best to our little community here and try to blog and interact more. I think that it is that season. I would love to connect with you and hear whats up in your life. Let’s keep living well.

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