Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Update :)

No long time, no see, huh? Sorry about that...I'll let you all decide whether or not I should be sorry I've been gone for so long, or sorry for coming back to torture you all :)

I've spent the last several weeks doing copious amounts of research. I'm kind of a research nut as it is, but this was a little ridiculous. I came across two lines of scripture I had probably read a hundred times before, but this time was different. It spoke loudly to something that had been heavily upon my heart for a long time, something that had been really convicting me.

Funny what can happen when you really begin to dig at has a tendency to lead you to places you had never expected to journey. As I have become fond of saying to friends...I've visited with the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes. I've been to the Hasmonean Dynasty, to Herod's Temple, to the first century church, to the Emergent church of today, and back to the beginning. I've studied the Didache and read the writings of Justin Martyr. All because of Matthew 9:13-14 and the question, "What does Christ really expect and want of us?". I found what I was looking for...and so much more.

So much in fact, I have decided to attempt a non-fiction book. I often speak to friends about my giant storage tub of manuscripts. I've written three novels that reside in the tub, where they rest collecting dust with their many different versions, but I've never attempted a non-fiction book. As a matter of fact, I always kind of avoided the possibility. Perhaps it'll end up in the tub with the rest, or maybe I might actually try to do something with it...we'll just have to wait and see :)

So, this is where I have been biding my time, but I'm ready to get back after the blog. This is something I really enjoy, the best part being able to communicate with the wonderful, very patient, very understanding folks who endure my ramblings. I've spent most of the day working on a handful of entries (very cantankerous BTW) and I hope to have the first up by the end of the week. You might say it is the first of what I am only half-jokingly calling my pet-peeve series...or for Molly, "The Absurdity Series".

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you'll keep checking back :)

In His Love,


Angel said...

I would be quite interested in a book about that topic. It is something I read and read on ... research and ponder. Sometimes I wonder do we make this more complicated than it is ... or is that expectation so obvious that we are blind for not understanding it fully from the moment of salvation?

I can't wait to see what you came up with. :)

The Cantankerous Christian said...


You've definitely hit the nail on the head...we make things waaaay too complicated. When you get right down to it, and you cut out all the things you think you know and you focus simply on Christ and His words, you begin to see how far we're collectively missing the mark with so much.

I'm still amazed at the insights gained from the Pharisees and Christ's words to them. I don't want to spill too much just yet, but that is some really convicting, powerful stuff...especially for today.

Anyhoot, glad you're still checking in :) I was a little worried I had lost you when your pic disappeared.


Anonymous said...

I miss your posts more than you can possibly know..

I am a single Christian woman ..who is isolated much of the time ..esp in the winter when I am off work, due to seasonal employment..and your posts always move me and touch my heart..and inspire me to draw even closer to the I look forward to returning again and again ( I check every couple days for new posts lol )

Thank you so much for the gift you have and share ...

God bless you and your family


The Cantankerous Christian said...


Thanks so much for sharing that. I am incredibly humbled by your words. I am thankful that you think enough of my writing to keep checking back :) Hopefully, I won't let you down as I get back after it!


Angel said...

Oh no! I am still around and check in on you regularly. A server may have been down or something for my pic to disapear, but I am still here. :)