Hello dear reader!
Today was going to be a big day for Harmanny Music. It is, but for different reasons. It was going to be the launch of a podcast. But today, I am taking a break from Harmanny Music.
Why? Great question. Just 3 short weeks ago I had my highest viewed post. My highest viewed day. But in the midst of that day, I found out a dear friend died. I was shocked. I know that she is in heaven, but I mourned for her husband and younger son, both dear friends of mine. Last week, I found out that a dear family suffered a tragedy while returning home from a Labor Day weekend to the beach. They were in a horrible accident and the wife was killed, the husband suffered severe neck injuries and their 11 year old daughter was bruised physically, but now doesn’t have her mom to talk to anymore. This has led me to spend a great amount of time in prayer wrestling with the question of, is this really worth it? It’s not an income generator for me, and while I love writing blog posts, is that really the best investment of my time?
Peeling the curtain back, I am a full time church music minister. I love what I do. It requires a lot of me and my time. As does my wife, and my girls, ages 6 and 3 1/2. I really started wrestling with this though back in August, and I thought I could do it. The time constraints of ministry, marriage and parenting, along with trying to care for myself physically, spiritually and mentally, this choice is not hard.
I’m not shutting down Harmanny Music forever. I may try again after the first of the year, depending on how things go. I can’t thank you enough for the comments, encouragement and feedback you have given me. I am forever grateful.