- Confess and profess that you are not perfect and that God loves you regardless of your failures!
- Own your failure and don’t pass the buck.
- Learn from it and grow. Even if your failure is from our own ineptitude, you can learn from it and grow as a result.
If we pretend to be someone we are not, even if it is for seemingly good reasons (trying to be more “effective”), we are not living in the will of God but a weird state of disobedience with a distorted set of convoluted motivations.
About two years ago I ended my blogging journey; however, like the plot of a good TV movie, my blogging journey is having a comeback. I have been reading and reflecting a lot lately about the state and future of the Church, and about life in general, and need a place to pen those thoughts in a more open and, as much as possible, conversational fashion. Thus, I am resurrecting the Blog. If you followed me before, I blogged under www.incipiosermo.com (Latin for “Beginning Conversation”). This time I am going to make it easier on everyone, including myself, and go with something easier to remember: www.bryceashlinmayo.com. I was smart enough when I ended my blog two years ago to archive it and consequently, I have all my old entries (minus some links and pictures). I didn’t realize the importance of doing this but after having a nostalgic time reading through them, it is demonstrated how helpful it was to my thinking.
My comeback blog will be a collection of my thoughts, musing and reflections as well as a place to continue conversations about what I’ve been speaking and writing about. I am looking forward to taking up the journey again.
Well…after some reflecting, I have decided to end my blogging journey. I have nothing against the blogging world and will possibly consider doing it again in the future, but I just don’t have the passion and desire anymore. I started blogging as an outlet for a lot of what I was thinking. It was great because, at the time, I had a lot in the inlet world and not many outlets. As a natural communicator, blogging was a logical and healthy direction. But a lot has changed in the last year and I have found that my new reality has reversed my former need. I have now found that life and ministry have become heavy on the outlet and light on the inlet and thus, I need to reverse, or at least balance, that flow in my life. Consequently, my blogging time has ended and I will soon just be a visitor to the blogosphere.
Cheers and thanks for reading.
Today our kids had a mini Concert at school to show off their musical talent.
The following is the video for all our family and friends…