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In Luke 15, Jesus told three parables about being lost: lost sheep (15:3-7, NIV); lost coin (15:8-10); lost son (15:11-32). Since my last blog post on June 15  (Yikes!), I guess I’ve been kind of lost.

Some of it has been due to travel. Some of it due to a six-week location where wifi and computer service was spotty at best. Some of it due to other projects. And some of it due to…well, feeling kind of lost.

I don’t apologize for feeling that way. I think we all feel a little lost at times. I do apologize for going dark without any explanation. I kept intending to get started again. I kept intending to let you know what was going on or what wasn’t. But intending and doing are two different things, of course. So, my sincere apologies.

In Jesus’s three “lost” parables, there was rejoicing that the sheep, coin, and son were found. I’m not going to be so bold or vain to assume that you are rejoicing at my return, but I am rejoicing. I have missed connecting with you on this blog. When I need a break in the future, I’ll at least have the courtesy to let you know that.

To begin again, I plan on returning to what was the genesis of this blog: the book I wrote to celebrate the births of our first two grandchildren. That doesn’t mean I’m going to post things I’ve already posted or lift portions of the book and place them on this blog. But A TIME TO BE BORN: Meditations on the Birth of a Child focuses on birth, life, and renewal. That kind of focus is a good way to get re-started. I may not post something every day. Let’s just say I’ll be posing something regularly.

Stay tuned–and thanks for your patience.


18 comments… add one
  • Brenda Phillips August 18, 2016, 11:36 AM

    Glad you’re back, Johnny! Have missed your thoughtful posts!

  • Emily White August 15, 2016, 8:57 PM

    I am happily rejoicing at your return!

  • Evelyn Baker August 15, 2016, 8:55 PM

    It’s always good to get away from regular routine . Then it’s just like coming back home ! Nothing better than coming home!

  • Lorraine Lynch August 15, 2016, 12:48 PM

    Hey, my friend,
    We will take up right where you left off. So glad you and Mufti had some time in Maine, but now you must just back to it. Looking forward to more blogs, if YOU can stand the comments. Glad you’re back! L

    • Lorraine Lynch August 15, 2016, 12:49 PM

      Meant to say “GET back to it”! Just cleaning up my typing mess! Sorry!

      • John Phillips August 15, 2016, 1:16 PM

        Did you have Mrs. Bennett?

        • Lorraine Lynch August 15, 2016, 5:24 PM

          Yes, and I am able to type as fast as lightening, however, I do make a few more mistakes now, big boy! So there!

          • John Phillips August 15, 2016, 5:29 PM

            Don’t be so touchy. I had her, too, and think it’s one of the most practical, helpful classes I ever had. So there, little girl!

    • John Phillips August 15, 2016, 1:15 PM

      Love the comments.

  • Bill August 15, 2016, 11:59 AM

    Missed starting my morning with you Phillips, good to hear from you!!

    • John B. Phillips August 16, 2016, 3:25 PM

      Good to hear from you, too, Parks. Give my best to your better half and the other Parks.

  • Ellis Thomas August 15, 2016, 11:00 AM

    I’m rejoicing for sure! Glad you’re back in action ?

  • Lucy Phillips August 15, 2016, 9:59 AM

    Glad you’re back!!

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