I’M SORRY, BUT I CANNOT DO THIS ANY LONGER
For some time now, I have been struggling to keep up with this blog page. I just cannot write about the things I used to address on TRTC — not any more. The truth is, I no longer see and understand the world as I did when I started this blog. I have ‘evolved’ or ‘grown’ (you can decide which word best applies) past my former understanding, and it has become nearly impossible to keep my new understanding out of my writing. Every time I try to write the way I used to, I find myself feeling like a hypocrite. That’s because I know I am not sharing the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as I have come to understand it. In turn, that makes me wonder how I can be any different from any of the people I oppose in my posts. If I am being less than honest in writing about others who are being less than honest, then why should anyone listen to me? And so, every time I try to write for TRTC, I find myself going to war against myself. Well, if a house divided cannot stand, then how can a man divided against himself stand? Anyway, the time has come to end my work on this blog.
I’d like to thank everyone who has followed my musings. When I started out, I thought I had answers. Not any more. I no longer think I have anything of any value to share, nor do I have any special way of sharing it. I know so many others who are far more knowledgeable and far better at presenting that knowledge than I will ever be. In my mind, people would be better off seeking out those from whom I learn as opposed to trying to learn from me. Still, I know there are people who have found something valuable in my work. They humble and honor me, and I am grateful for their kind words. I count whatever I was able to help them with as a blessing.
As for the future of TRCT: Yesterday, when I was still trying to stay with TRTC, I deleted all the categories except for “ARCHIVES.” Then I shoved every one of the older posts into that category. The idea was to start re-writing them and then putting them in a more coherent format — but no longer. My old posts are still there, and I plan to leave them there for as long as I keep TRTC on line. This way, even though it will be harder to find them, the posts will still be there for those who want them. Also, if you had saved a hyper link to any of my older posts, that link should still work. I will keep TRTC live for at least on more year — just in case. After that…? Well, we will see.
As for what comes next for me: Well, I am still going to keep writing, but I am going to write the way I feel lead to write, and about things I am lead to write. The truth is, I have struggled to separate my faith from my writing for too long. I know that it has crossed over from time to time, but — out of deference to the subject matter and to those who do not share my faith — I have fought to keep things separated in my posts. Well, I just can’t do this any longer because. To be perfectly honest, I can no longer understand or explain things without blending my faith with the events of this world. For me, they have become inextricably tied together, and I simply have to treat them this way. For those who might still want to follow my writing, and who are willing to accept that I will no longer exclude my faith in my writing, you can find me here:
And to the rest of you: all I can say is, thank you for following TRTC. It has been my honor, and I have been truly humbled by the realization that anyone would actually want to read what I have to say, let alone a hundred plus different people. I wish you all the best. Be well and stay safe. Good-bye.