Prior to my hiatus, I committed to writing something up regarding peace during Advent for Adam McHugh; however, due to my tardiness in getting it to him his calendar filled up, and he was unable to use my post. He indicated that it was good, and I should try to have it posted elsewhere.

So I did. I sent it out via bcc: to a number of bloggers I respect. I was pleasantly surprised to hear quickly back from Tamara Outloud (she was the first of many) that not only would she run it, but she would run it this Friday!

I took this to be a “God thing.”

So rather than sit on it for a year, I’m breaking “radio silence” to bring you What Is Peace? hosted by Tamara Outloud.

This will be my last post until sometime in the new year. Thank-you for reading, for your encouragement, and your prayers! I appreciate all of you more than words can convey.


“On A Break”

randomlychad  —  December 5, 2011 — 3 Comments

In case you didn’t know: like Ross and Rachel, I’m on a break. And like Dr. Dobson, I’m doing it to focus on my family. (In case you’re wondering: “Did he just pair a Friends reference with Focus On The Family?” Yes, yes I did–it’s how I roll).

See you sometime in the new year!

To See My Love

randomlychad  —  November 21, 2011 — 8 Comments

Recently, my wife and I had a misunderstanding about something I wrote. Indeed, this was the first time I can recall that she adamantly did not like something I’d written. A lot of factors contributed to this, and I subsequently mistakenly was too open about things (instead of holding both her heart, and our marriage, sacred).

And really, that is the crux of the matter: if I had done a better job of shepherding her heart over the course of the years, I believe much of our difficulty could have been averted (or at least drastically reduced). Mea culpa. I’m just very thankful at this point that she is giving me (yet another) chance to win her heart.

Which I fully intend to cherish, and hold sacred. I am taking steps to ensure this is so by:

Enrolling in a “Life Training” class at church; and by

Signing us up for a “Love & Respect” seminar this coming February.

Communication is so foundational, and I want to do all I can to keep those lines open.

I want her to see the love I say bear for her.

Since many of you were witness to my meltdown (of “blograstic” proportions), I thought I would update you. I would also like to thank you all for praying, and for continuing in prayer.

I am still on a break from blogging, and will return to radio silence. Just didn’t wanted to leave you–my faithful readers, and friends–hanging.

Have a happy Thanksgiving! See you in the new year!

Taking A Break

randomlychad  —  November 17, 2011 — 6 Comments

During the last several days, many have observed my behavior here, and in love and friendship have reached out. I appreciate each of you taking the time, and showing your care, to me (and my family). This means more than you know.

It’s become clear to me that I have some things I need to work on. As such, I won’t stop writing (I can’t not write), but I will stop posting for awhile. Can’t say how long that will be–whether a week, a month, six months, or a year–only time will tell. This blog will remain online, and its archives searchable.

I hope you will still be here when I return. If you would like to keep in touch, my email is gandalf239 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Many blessings to you!


Post removed at the urging of Christians wiser than I. It seems I can’t win for losing lately. I suck.