Wednesday, December 27, 2006

before moving on, let's look back. a few favorites from the past year.

" this thing on?"

(the post heard round the world) "tagged"

"average jew. or... contemplations of the jewish proletariat during the time of jesus"

"a letter from my brother"

"two thoughts on jesus"

"gary coleman, todd bridges, conrad bain, and dana plato..."

and of course the mess that followed, almost prophetically, as a result of posts such as these. which cost us some friends who have fled and not returned. i am grateful for those of you who have stuck it out with me and are still here. i do apologize and am embarrassed that it happened here, but for some reason i know god wanted it done in the open for people to see exactly what is the cost of following him. i trust we can rebuild and edify and encourage one another again in the coming year. a hearty thank you to anyone and everyone who has come by here to build and encourage and strengthen the gatherings. all the best for the new year. see you in january for james.

much love, jON, Erin, Zaavan, and baby.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, jON. I really needed to read that "two thoughts on jesus" thread again right now...helps me put into perspective some of the things I've been thinking in the face of a personal battle raging in my life right now. I'm comforted in the fact that I encounter a few people here and there whose thoughts lean in the same direction as mine.

Looking forward to the new year and more excellent discussion here...

jON said...

thank you, dena. i really needed that boost of encouragement in knowing that you've been encouraged. and that together, we could be mutally encouraged and encouraging. i, too, am looking forward to another good year of ufettered discussion and discovery and growth.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it has been a bumpy ride. But it has also been a learning curve for me. Thanks for sharing.

Looking forward to James.

jON said...

i just wanted to say how thankful i am for each one of you and for this little rag tag bunch of folks we have here. it is wonderful that we now live in a time where individuals who could or would find themselves quite alone in their thinking can find one another across the globe to have fellowship and communication with one another. to discuss things in community in a way that was heretofore completely impossible.

"...and this really blew my mind. the fact that me - an overfed, long haired, leaping gnome - would be the star of a hollywood movie..."