Fourteen years ago today I was baptized. It still is the single most important decision I have ever made in my life. For the past five years, I have posted about it each year. I post less frequently than I did five years ago. It seems that one of three things have happened, either the blogging genre has begun to cool as a popular medium, or I have begun to have less interesting things to say, or my kids have kicked me off the computer. Probably the third bit is an excuse for the reality of the second bit. In any case, thanks to everyone who has read here at New Cool Thang, who has taken time to comment, who has been patient with me as I thought through things, misspelled things, or generally butchered the standardized grammatical forms. I apologize if I have offended any, whether in comments, postings, or the lack of the same. Life is, if anything, busy.
After fourteen years I can still say I believe in Christ. I believe in the Book of Mormon and the power that comes from believing in its words. I know that the purpose and direction in my life comes from my faith and participation in the Church. I feel the inexplicable reality of God’s love for me. I acknowledge also the reality of priesthood authority having power from God, and feeling the benefits from that in my life and the lives of my daughters. I have no regrets regarding my choice to affiliate with this fine church. It brings me peace today and hope for tomorrow. The best is still yet to come.
If I don’t post much anymore, it’s not because I have lost faith or lost intellectual curiosity. If anything, I have lost the capacity to keep up with the intellectual giants who parade about me, whether due to lack of time, lack of desire, or lack of ability, I don’t know, but I do know that I miss the days gone by, when, like the nerd that I am, I would stay up too late to read one more comment, cross check one more philosophical point, or validate one more historical bit.
Whether this blog is dead or alive, I know not, “but as for myself, to me [it] doth not stink”