I am not sure how many men read my blogs. I have been faithfully blogging for over ten years. Over that period of time, the blog has created a audience of men who intuitively identify with what thoughts regarding men, who desire to be followers of Jesus in our day.
What I have to say has been out there long enough on the internet for men to get a sense what the experience of “the wildman journey” means for young as well as older men in this time of “toxic masculinity.” I know there are men who pass it along to others. My Son, Kurt is the most faithful in sending it to other men.
I hear enough from time to time about a man appreciating what is being said about masculinity. That is enough to keep me going. Be assured. I carry my weekly blog around in my heart the way I used to carry around my weekly sermons. I continually have in mind my men’s blog when I am reading books, meditating on scripture and praying, and when I read all my favorites on the internet.
I am convinced more then ever that what God has put on my heart is relevant and helpful, especially for younger Christian men, who want to be a men of God
I write about the blog site, because my Son, Mark and a good friend, Bill Weber, have created a new blog site entitled “Canaansrest.” The old site needed updating, since Judy and I no longer run a retreat house on Man Lake. I also wanted my wife, Judy’s blog to be on the same site. It is entitled “whispers.” She will soon be posting her blogs.
To get to our blog site, simply go to “Canaansrest.org.” In the near future we plan to allow for comments regarding our blogs, so that we can respond and interact with what is being said on our blogs.
I close with a scripture that keeps me motivated to keep on blogging after ten years. “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come” ( Ps. 71:18).