I’ve spent the last few months (when not working or traveling or fostering in-person friendships) discerning the direction for Catholic Drinkie. I’ve been extremely active on Twitter and as a result, have really neglected the blog. I’ve found the effort to write 140 characters is much easier than to sit down and write a few hundred words. I’ve started and left numerous drafts of posts sitting in my WordPress backend. I’d get the itch to write every now and again and make a half-hearted effort only to get distracted before a post was complete. The one I really would like to finish is the reflection on my trip to Rome, Greece & Turkey in May – there is so much to say about this trip and I’m hopeful that after a few months of daily reflection, I’m able to better articulate the beauty (and fun!) that this trip was. Soon, I hope.
I must admit, however, that some critics of the blog have really gotten to me. Part of that is my fault as I didn’t set the right tone both here and on Twitter for the true purpose and existence of the blog. As a result of this, I didn’t really know what I was planning to do with the blog: Do I renew the URL or do I just let it go? It’s taxing to have people accuse you of things that are so off-base … and I’ve got a big heart so it adds up to a lot of late nights reflecting on what I am really doing here. At the end of the day, I want this to be a place of community building and learning more about the Catholic faith … but having fun by discussing things many, including myself, are passionate about: the pursuit of good drink in moderation! Jesus did after all turn water into wine as His first miracle!
After much prayer and reflection, I did indeed renew my URL ownership and am moving forward with the blog. Things will probably be a little different both here and on Twitter and I hope the changes are a positive move and what God is calling me to. Ultimately that is all I want for anything I do in my life: serve our Lord in His divine plan for me whatever it may be! Prayers to accomplish this would be more than appreciated.
I have some big plans for Catholic Drinkie. I am currently trying to figure out how to fund a new website, T-Shirts, coasters and a possible pilgrimage to Europe next year! The first step is definitely a new website. I have a vision of what I would love it to look like, but I don’t have the skill to do it myself. Anyone want to help me out with some free labor … well, we can work out some sort of payment I’m sure – beer maybe?
Thanks for visiting, friends. Your support truly means a lot to me. I pray for you daily. Please remember me as well as we journey together in pursuit of a better relationship with our Lord. God bless. Oh, and cheers!