It is difficult for me to realize it has been ten years since I began Oboedire. A tenth anniversary is an especially good time to thank you for taking the time to read my posts. Some of you have done that from the beginning, while others of you have connected with Oboedire recently. No matter, I am grateful that you are on the journey, and I pray that what I write is helpful to you.
A tenth anniversary is also a time to discern the future of Oboedire. I am a bonafide “old guy,” and there is a new generation of vibrant voices to whom we must listen and turn to for guidance. They are are leaders now, and we must learn from them and follow them.
So, I am pondering the future of Oboedire. If there is a place for it, I must write as an elder “sitting at the gate,” not playing on the field as I did for so long. I am trying to figure out what it means to write from the edge, from the bleachers, as an encourager. Pray for me as I ponder the future of Oboedire in relation to this. And if you have thoughts you’d like to share, you can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whatever Oboedire becomes, I want it to be an oasis for any who read it.
As you know, “Love” has been the 2020 theme here on Oboedire. I am going to end this series today, rather than continuing it through the end of the year. I need to step away from deadline-driven writing. I don’t have the energy for it that I once had.
So, here is the final post in the Love series…