Lying Fallow

This electronic land has produced good fruit.

And now, it will lie fallow for a season that it might resume such productivity at some point in the future.

Or, to move from metaphor of fields to metaphors of speaking: James advises that we be quick to listen, slow to speak. After a season of incessant speech, the season of listening is demanding its due.

And it shall have it.

13 thoughts on “Lying Fallow”

  1. Land that lies fallow rejuvenates and eventually produces a richer harvest. So it is with us, as well. And that’s coming from a native Nebraskan-where everyone seems to be tied to the land in one way or another! Best wishes!

  2. Thanks so much for all of the insight you’ve poured into my life in the last year or so; your impact is wider than you know (or maybe you knew that)!

    Sad to hear that I won’t get to hear from your fresh perspectives but glad to hear that you are heeding the call to rest. God bless!

  3. oh! I just started following your blog after reading “Jesus I Have Loved, But Paul”. I will miss your guidance. Hope all is well. Thank you for you insights. You have opened up new ways of thinking, and hopefully teaching, for me.

    Be blessed and return soon.

  4. I will miss your posts! I guess I’ll have to take “Unlocking Romans” off my shelf and finally read it through in the meantime . . .

  5. Thank you thank you thank you for all of your past posts. It’s played a significant role in my spiritual life, and I’m sure God will use this season of silence as much as he has used the season of speech.

  6. Thank you for sharing. Your posts have been very helpful to the way I see the world and to the way I think about the creator of it all. Oh, your posts have also helped grow my affection for The Mountain Goats!
    Thanks again.

  7. I have to admit that I’m a semi-new reader here, and I’m going to miss reading your blog posts! Is this a brief sabbatical, or do you think you’re done for good? (Please don’t say the latter!) Regardless, the best of luck to you, and God bless. I, for one, very much appreciate all you shared with your reader.

  8. It was great seeing you at orientation. I’m sure this is not easy for you, to let the blog lay fallow. Yet somehow truth will come from it. I am thinking of you and your followers as I meditate on John 14:6 this morning. Peace to you all.

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