The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 October 2004

Barber's holiday

La Shawn Barber is taking a break.

It's not the traditional blogger burnout, or the boredom that occasionally besets us all. This is something more fundamental:

I need to retreat, evaluate and determine what God has in mind, if anything, for this blog.

I'm not tired of it. I've just had doubts lately about why I'm doing this. Am I glorifying God or myself?

Accordingly, she's turning to the source:

Who, what, where, when and how isnít important, but the anger I feel toward people who misrepresent my statements must be dealt with. I can't blog my way through it; I need to pray my way through it.

I often wonder how well-known people deal with it. Lies are written and uttered about them everyday, and they can't respond and react to every one. It doesnít matter, ultimately. This is between me and God. I've let the blog and other things interfere with my time with him.

I don't claim to know the mind of God, but I'm inclined to think that whatever criticism she's receiving might be considered a test: as a Christian commentator, she knows that she can expect this sort of thing.

Hence the title, with "holiday" in its original sense of "holy day." I wish her well during her period of reflection, and I'm sure she will be back soon.

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