Those realities, along with the fact I work two jobs, have made this past year a difficult one in keeping up on the blogging. I don't think, particularly during the past year, the content that I have provided to you has been of the "quality" of past years. "Quality" being a relative term, since my skill in writing has never been that great to begin with! Honestly, though, I simply do not have the time (or desire) for lengthy reviews anymore or the more detailed evaluations of particular translations.
So, as of today, I will be stepping away from blogging for at least the next few months. I am not 100% sure where this will lead or whether it will be permanent. Over these next few months I am going to spend some time in prayer discerning what will come next, if anything. Perhaps in silence, if that is possible, I will find the next path that is before me.
But before I do that, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have stopped by this blog since 2008. You have all been a real blessing to me. I remain grateful to all of you who have sent photos, guest posts, and comments over these past years. A number of you I count as friends today, while all of you I consider brothers and sisters in Christ. I would have liked to mention some of you by name, but I would have certainly left off a few names some, so I won't. All of you will remain in my prayers.
I started this blog because I couldn't find a place on the web that was solely dedicated to Catholic Bibles. My first post, back in August of 2008, concluded with: "It is my hope that many Catholics (and all who will read this blog) will come to appreciate the various Catholic Bible translations, from the Douay-Rheims to the NRSV-CE. I also plan to update regularly the various Bible resources that become available." I hope that I have, in some small way, achieved this over the past 8 years.
"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen!"
-Revelation 21:21 (NRSV)