Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Peace Offerings Farewell: "Love and Peace to All"

Saying good-bye is sometimes tough, even when it's the right thing to do.

When this particular blog began several years ago, I had several goals: to share my own journey along the path of renewed faith that inspired it; to encourage people that they were loved and that they mattered and that they had a purpose in the earth; and to be a forum for writing about my own thoughts and struggles and journeys as a truck driver living on the road (much as my original blog, Lonesome Dove Expressions, did).

Back then, blogging was still relevant, Facebook was just beginning, and I felt like it might be a useful tool for helping people and an enjoyable experiment for myself as an outlet for my own writing. There has always been a small core of regular readers, some of whom started with the original blog back in 2007, but as Facebook became more of a fixture in our lives, and I began to share most of whatever I chose to write there, this blog sort of went the way of the cassette-tape player and Mister Microphone (“Hey, good-lookin', we'll be back to pick you up later!”).

For a while now, I've been wondering whether this blog has served its purpose, and now, at the end of one year on the cusp of beginning a new one, it seems an appropriate time for a last good-bye here. I've had fun, I hope you've enjoyed reading when you have, and perhaps we'll meet again somewhere else.

For now, I leave you with this reminder, and hope you will take it to heart: you are loved, you matter, you have a purpose.

Thanks for sharing this part of the journey with me. Love and peace to all.