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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
time to hit the pause button

Dear readers,

I’ve been blogging for a while- on this site since 2017 and for two years before that, weekly, on our old website. Before that, I blogged for almost five years on a weekly basis on another website for another diocese.

In the past I’ve had a food blog (before there were a million food blogs around) and about a year ago, I started a blog for my personal essays but, sadly, I have not had much time to write there. (I think that there are but 3 meagre entries at www.ourselvesoursoulsandbodies.com)

I love to write. If God hadn’t called me to serve in the church, I could imagine trying to eke out a life as a writer. (I know, it sounds a lot more romantic than it is- I know a few writers- and I’d probably have to learn punctuation, finally, if I went pro.)

But, like many things, there is a time and a season. Wait. We’ve heard that before: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

During the past twenty months, as our global community has been consumed with the pandemic, I have found new ways to communicate with our diocese. My “Friday Video series” began as a way to send quick messages out to offer guidelines, clarity, encouragement and hope. In the past year and a half, the video series has been well received and I have branched out to other topics and themes (right now I am in the middle of a series of videos on the Baptismal Covenant.) I’m hardly a movie star, and usually the windows behind me in my shot need washing, or the cat can’t help but insert himself, but the videos that I’ve been offering each Friday seem to connect better (get more “hits”) than the blog. You can find the videos on our website at www.diocesecpa.org or on our diocesan YouTube channel.

And so, it is time to take a break from this blog. We (my communications team and I ) will reevaluate after a time, but, like many things in life, letting go of one thing allows us to be open to something new or to focus more closely on the things at hand. (Maybe I’ll wash those windows.)

Thanks for your readership in these years. Cheers.

2 thoughts on “time to hit the pause button”

  1. Ellen Freiler says:

    I’ll miss your writings, but totally understand the need to let go of one thing to focus energy on another. Will you post on FB when a new video is available?

  2. Joyce Kamm says:

    I appreciate the Friday videos. I’m fairly new to the Episcopal church…having just been confirmed by you this month in my 70’s!. Thank you for offering the series on our Baptismal Covenant. I was most influenced by a Fundamentalist church in my teens and similar churches through age 55. Not a happy place for my soul. It was a long journey but grateful I found the Episcopal “way of love.”

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