Thank you for coming to Momentary Delight.
This blog was an important part of my life for a few years. That said, everything has a season and for me the season of blogging has passed. I’ve always thought that I would instinctively know when it was time to stop writing. I feel that this time has come.
After some internal debate, I’ve to decided to NOT delete the content here. Like a time capsule it will remain on the internet ad infinitum. This will allow allow all of those spammers to remain employed. No doubt they will continue to try and post comments here in order to sell cheap knock-off sunglasses and Viagra. What can I say? I’m all about creating jobs.
All humor aside, it’s my hope that the content here can enrich those few who find it.
On these pages, you will find discussions around sustainability, faith and church. You find discussions about parenting, race and mentorship. You will also find discussions about how I recovered from a bad experience with an Evangelical/Southern Baptist/Asian American church.
In my own opinion, my blog posts around the topic of church were some of my best and most heartfelt writing. In many respects, I’m still trying to make sense of those lost years, but now I am ready to move forward. Part of the reason I’m leaving this blog up for public consumption is because I understand there are many people who have had bad experiences with the church and many people who have experiences with cults and controlling pastors (or pastor wives). For those you of you with such an experience, I hope this blog will be helpful and that it might help you process some of your own experiences in a beneficial way.
That said, you might also note that I gradually stopped writing about my bad church experience. It became less important part of my life. If there is a lesson here, it’s that life goes on. Significant hurts become less significant over time. Yes, life moves on and healing comes.
Right now, I’m imagining my blog as one of those popular television shows that plays for several years, like the old Barney Miller or Mary Tyler Moore show. In the final episode, the protagonist, looks at the room where so much of the drama and comedy took place. Then finally the protagonist turns off the light and closes the door, presumably to seek out further adventures in the big wide world. I would like to think that this is how it is for me. I’m turning off the lights and seeking out new adventures.
For those of you who inspired me, read this blog, encouraged me with kind words and helped serve as my muse, thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for giving me 10 minutes (or less) of your day. Thank you for listening. May you find your own adventures. May you find your own passions and joys. May you live whimsically. May you enjoy the best parts of life and family.
Good Bye and Bless You.
(Turns off Lights)