Now that I have made everyone ill by all of this emetic speak (sorry, I am a nurse after all), I'll get to the point. Yes, there is a point (though it be hidden in some rusty blogging, as this is my first blog in almost a year). When I get a migraine headache that passes the "point of no return," it seems that projectile vomiting is the only way I can get rid of the pressure in my head. I know that sounds terrible and disgusting and awful and down-right nasty, but it is what it is. In order to relieve the pain in my head, I must "get it all out."
As I continue down the road of my Christian life and ministry, at times I have been known to develop a little bit of a church migraine. Like the migraine I got at work the other day, there is not one incident that I can point to which has caused it. I simply have lots and lots of ministry, theology, and ecclesiological thoughts rolling around in my head. As I study the Word, live life with my church family, attempt to engage in disciple-making, preach the Word, work in a healthcare job I love, and wrestle to be the best husband and dad I can be, these thoughts gain steam and pressure, eager to make their way out.
I say all of this to warn you: I have returned to blogging because I have passed the point of no return. No amount of ibuprofen or frozen coffee (which I am pretty sure I will never be able to drink again, anyway) can catch it in time. I am afraid the projectile blogging has begun. In much the same way as my unfortunate episode the other night, I will be throwing things out to see what sticks. I will be launching thoughts and ideas into the blogosphere to get them out of my head. If it clears my mind, great. If it generates more thinking, even better. If others interact, fun. If not, no big deal. I simply need to get some of the ideas out of my mind, even if they come out sounding like Ralph.
So, thank you for the warm welcome back to blogging (yes, I realize I actually have NO READERS). As a DISCLAIMER, please recognize that my thoughts and projectile bloggings are in no way tied to or reflect the ideas of the church I pastor or the healthcare organization in which I serve. I am looking forward to writing again, and I hope to get to interact with some of you who also are nursing ecclesiological and theological migraines. So, here's to returning to blogging... Ralph!!!!!!!!