Hi everyone. Padraig recently sent me an email asking me to return to the forum. While I had been considering and praying about my role here, I had NOT made a decision that I was quitting the forum or that I no longer wanted to be a member of this community. However, after receiving Padraig’s email, it occurred to me that my recent unexplained absence might have been taken as insult and possible cause hurt. After all, a friend doesn’t just take off without letting his friends know what’s up. If my lack of consideration has offended anyone, I am sincerely sorry. Please accept my apology. My absence has been due to a number of reasons. Most of all, I’ve just been extremely busy between work, family, ministry and the pursuit of a new interest in my life. I’ll try to fill you all in on this later. For now I’ll just say that in prayer I felt led to this. Secondly, as I shared with Terry in a PM, I was feeling extremely discouraged with the lack of interest from the publishing world in my book. Added to this, I went through a period of what I can only describe as a great spiritual dryness, and these factors combined led me to step back and take a break from writing. As of two days ago on the Immaculate Conception, this spiritual dryness seems to have ended. So I am back. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to contribute, but I’ll at least be checking in regularly and joining in your prayers.