Okay you all. True story. I have a fan (well, this bog has a fan) who for some reason feels pressured, put-out, and imposed-on when I post the occasional extra article or set of photos. “Why do you keep posting? Don’t you know I don’t have time to get to them all. It’s too much.”
First, and this goes without saying, “Thank you for reading.” And, “Thank you for being a ‘follower’ of this blog.” And, “Thank you for letting me know how you feel.”
But (and this is, as the song goes, a big but) I don’t actually post on the Pilgrim in Progress blog for you! And also, no offense, not my other reader either. I don’t post for any of you. I actually post because:
- A) I enjoy writing, I enjoy what I call, “thinking out loud;”
- B) I love photography, and it is fun to have a venue where I can share my images;
- C) I honestly believe the content I share here has the potential to shape and transform lives;
- D) I also believe that God has called me, directed me, and equipped me to get the word out and, also, to both invite others into a relationship with God and to encourage them to live as more intentional disciples of Jesus.
There are other reasons, but those are the most important.
So, read this blog or don’t read it, it is quite all right. Regardless, I am pleased to have more than 6,000 “followers,” and I feel privileged to engage many thousands each month in this ongoing and important conversation.
THIS AFTERNOON IS ABOUT THE PHOTOS:
Here, then, is the reason I have posted a second time today. If you have not read this morning’s challenging column, please click here, I believe it will make you think and also be good for your soul – “Jesus is Deeply Troubled“.
Otherwise, enjoy this selection of icy images from this morning. Our promised “Winter Storm” turned out to be a non-event. But we did see some ice on the trees and it is a beautiful sight.
Peace and more peace – every day – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.