Somewhere Over the Rainbow

After a 15-1/2 year run, the Worshiping in Spirit and Truth blog is coming to an end. This blog started way back in May of 2006, while I was a pastor in Martinsville, VA. Originally called, Virginia Transplant then Reflections from the Southside…first on the Blogger platform and then now on WordPress. It seems like when I started lots of people had blogs, but over the years because of platforms like Facebook and YouTube and others blogs have disappeared.

It has been a good run. I’ve been feeling like pulling the plug on the blog for at least two years, but wanted to keep it going until I finished the present cycle of lectionary blogs. During Advent of 2006, I started doing devotionals based on the Revised Common Lectionary. The three year cycle took us through most of the scripture. That first three year cycle I did a commentary based on the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament and Gospel readings. The second three-year cycle was based on the Old Testament. Then the third cycle based on the Psalms, then the New Testament, and now we have finished the three year cycle in the Gospels. During the COVID pandemic, the devotionals went from written to video. I do plan to continue those videos on both YouTube and Facebook. On YouTube, they will be on my personal YouTube channel and on Facebook they will be on the Worshiping In Spirit and In Truth Facebook page, that has laid dormant except for links from the blog.

Early in my writing career, both Pam and I contributed and I had all kinds of cool stories. We had the parable of the weeds, the popcorn parables, and others. For the last couple of years, the inspiration hasn’t been there. I found myself dreading putting up something. As I’ve said, many bloggers have come and gone in the time this blog has been around. I’ve enjoyed it, but think it’s time for a change. Many of the features will continue over on my Facebook page and/or YouTube and/or my personal Facebook page. And there may be a follow-up post or two here to bring some older posts up-to-date. But for the most part this will be the last regular post.

With that, Worshipping in Spirit and Truth signs off

“‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

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