It has been a long time since I have written much in this blog. In fact, it’s coming up on three years. I’ve shared the thoughts of others and written a few passing thoughts but nothing consistent. When I began the blog, I was caring for my father-in-law in our home as he was going through the last couple years of his life as an Alzheimer’s patient. That season had its weight of stress but it also allowed me plenty of “free time” to read, contemplate and write the things I believed the Lord was showing me about the connection between marriage and being a follower of Christ. Seasons changed and I went back to work as a Therapist and Treatment Coordinator at Son Village in Welches, OR. That shift created for me the best work experience of my life as I joined with some dear brothers and sisters who would become some of dearest friends. Unfortunately, Son Village went the way of so many non-profit agencies – it closed due to poor funding. Since that time, I have been working as a Mental Health Professional at MacLaren Youth Facility that jails adolescent males and young men who have committed various crimes in the State of Oregon. All this to say, I had found it difficult to get into a rhythm of intentional writing since having a “real job”. Well, now I am feeling re-energized and desirous of sharing my heart again and renewing the intentions of “This Profound Mystery – Contemplating the interweaving of marriage and following Jesus”. So, keep your eyes open for upcoming posts. I would love your input and feedback as I seek the Lord to kick start this renewed effort. Love you guys and hope that we can share together what Jesus is teaching us all, both in marriage and as His disciples.