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Update, and an apology

I’m so sorry for my protracted silence!! You know how it happens, you think you’re ALMOST through handling everything, so you hold off on saying anything, but life continues to happen and suddenly MONTHS have gone by.

If you’re a long-time subscriber, you’ve seen periodic posts about how absolutely jam-packed my schedule is. It became the norm for me to always be a week behind in posting transcripts, and then 2 weeks, and then THREE weeks… When there was a holiday, or a week with no new sermon, instead of having some time to rest and have a break, I was just using it to get more caught up. I probably would have gone on like that forever, but God suddenly gave me TWO new skills/activities, both of which require a great deal of time, and then a THIRD activity that was really benefiting me but also a time-suck, and THEN, a big health crisis happened in my immediate circle, and I was the only one who could help out, so suddenly I had effectively acquired a new part-time job doing THAT… and my life just kind of fell apart. It’s gotten so bad that at one point I was 2.5 WEEKS behind in my Bible study, when I NEVER let myself get more than a couple of days behind no matter what catastrophe is underway. I’ve slowly caught up a week, but there is a new chunk being added to the backlog every day, so it kind of feels like shoveling the sidewalk while it’s still snowing.

The end result of all of this is something that I never thought would happen; I am now 2.5 MONTHS behind with sermon transcriptions. Because of all of this, I now have to tell you something I never thought I would say; I will NOT be catching up with the transcripts. Everything that I’ve missed, I’m just going to have to let it go. It really hurts me to say that, and I hate to disappoint people, who I know receive a lot of benefit and enjoyment out of being able to read and study the sermons, but God has me in a season of extraordinary and explosive personal growth, and pretty extreme service, at the same time, and the only thing I can let go of, aside from sleep and my sanity, LOL, is the huge chunk of hours that it takes to do the transcripts.

I DO intend to go back to doing them… I really want to say in a couple of weeks, but I don’t want to make promises I might not be able to keep. I have GOT to get caught up with Bible study before I can go back to doing transcripts, and I’m so pressed for time that I can’t be sure when that will happen. Once it does, I’ll post again and let you know what is happening going forward.  Again, I do sincerely apologize to those who were really hoping for and expecting the transcripts for the past couple of months!!

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