Monday, January 30, 2012

When it ebbs it flows

At least that is how life has been for me lately.  I know, its been a while since I've given you all a peek into my so called life and you're probably wondering what gutter I just crawled out of.  But here I am, back and just as plain and ordinary as ever, using this platform as a voice to shout the things that have been boiling inside me and also to jot down the continuous monotony of life in words that hopefully let someone know that you are not alone.  We're all in this together.

So as a bit of an update allow me to peel layer after layer off this stack of laundry that's been piling up.  Some call that cleaning out a closet but I'll settle for just describing the mess since my closet never seems to come clean.

A few months back I was contemplating the idea of taking time off from blogging and other social networking in order to focus my time and attention more on real face to face relationships.  Sounds all good and pious, right? Well it didn't actually go down like that.  Yes, I took time off from my usual online activity but only because I got sucked into a game from the Apple store.  That's right, Bobby has been mindlessly attending to a game with absolutely no eternal significance whatsoever.  And you know what?

I liked it.

Turns out the yearning I had to take a break wasn't so much because I wasn't doing enough to please God but was just simply the fact that I needed a break.  So, I took one, and it was good.  Sure, I could have spent that time building relationships with my family and teaching my children more about Christ.  You could say I probably should have and you might be right.  Lord knows I'm not the father I'd like to be most of the time.  That's probably because I shoot for the stars and have a goal to be just like my heavenly Father.  Hey!  It could happen :)  Even so, to be the best father I can be I need to have a break every now and then and quite frankly, by the end of last year I was burned out.

So this is one of the ways I've been....well.....ebbing.  Hopefully soon I can share with you some of the ways life has been flowing as well.  Till then pray that I do not fall into another bottomless pit of seduction known as an Apple App.

Also, it would be nice to know if anyone missed me.  I don't want to believe that this blog is a complete waste of my time and as any blogger knows:  comments are like currency.


  1. I missed you Bobby!

    I also have been known to lose myself in meaningless games on a semi-regular basis.

    1. Thanks Art. I know I'm not alone in this even if sometimes I told myself I was.

  2. Bobby,

    Welcome back.. you were missed.

    What game were you playing.. did you get sucked into World of Warcraft or something?


    1. I have been playing a game that released in Nov called Battle Nations. I probably wouldn't be back now if I hadn't maxed out in level.

  3. Breaks are most certainly needed, even if they are long ones; I love that you are unapologetic about it! And don't "should" on yourself. Good on you for taking the time.

    And yes, you were indeed missed.

    Glad you are back.

  4. I look forward to what you write here so know you are appreciated. Many times when you need a break you don't get to take one (especially as a parent) so consider yourself blessed and appreciated.

  5. Definitely glad to see you back bro! I missed your tweets and blog.

  6. Bobby,
    You were most definitely missed! Not sure if you remember me from Twitter (ShaneComeHome), but you were kind enough to converse, through email, and share things about addiction that were a blessing to me. My son is still bound by that stronghold, but he is back in my life and I am also about to become a grandma. Though his girlfriend has been smoking and doing drugs throughout the pregnancy, I have faith that God is keeping the baby safely cocooned in a bubble of protection from it. Her name is Mya Angelique, and I pray her presence is the catalyst that brings BOTH of them out of that destructive lifestyle.

    Glad to know that the reason for your respite was that you were burned out. Understandable! Blessings to you, as your family continues the journey with your precious little girl.

    Deb Heisler

    1. of course I remember you! That is good news, I'm very glad to hear it. Thank you for the kind words.


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