In which I know some really nice people

by Craig on January 16, 2013


For seven months now I have battled to get back to some semblance of what I was before.

My blogging has been sputtery.
Yet many of you still swing by.

This post is to say thank you.

Two things so far have nearly destroyed this humble little blogging effort of mine.

One: the hostile actions of a few very influential bloggers in this community.
They nearly ended the blogs in their first week – and again about a year ago.

The other thing: those seven days of no sleep, and the aftermath, about 7 months ago.

I only know who visits here by comments left or emails received. Right now it’s taking everything I can just to kick out a post every other day or so between the two blogs. I read every comment, and they make me smile because you people are so beautiful.

But I’ve got a heaping backlog of unanswered comments.

I keep meaning to scare up some time to reply to them all.
I thought about shorter replies, or maybe sending out e-mails.
But some comments are so old you may have forgotten what even you said.

So instead of commenting on your comments…
I thought it would be better to comment…on the commenters. : )

You people bring tears to my eyes.

You represent what’s best about this blogging community. I don’t care how many readers you have, how many books you’ve published, or how much money you make. Your hearts are fabulous and I cannot tellyou how thankful I am for you.

And so I begin…

Sylvia, author of The Sylvr Pen 

I’ve always learned something reading you.
You have been such a steadfast bloggy friend.

This has been such an off and on time for me, but you’ve been there and I appreciate it.

And yes – you really do have a silver pen :-)

Martha from Meditations of my Heart

I have bought a total of about five books in the last three years – all of them by bloggers. When yours comes out it will be number six. (and I never read fiction) I love the way you see Scripture. You’ve been so kind to stay with me during this time when I can barely scribble out posts, so thank you Martha, really – your words always mean the world to me.

If I know you’ve hung with me…
through these last seven months…
there’s a special and unique thank for you.

There is more to this. Please come back.

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Sylvia R January 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

Aw, Craig. As I was reading I was mentally composing a comment that said, “I understand if you don’t answer my comments. It’s perfectly okay.” Then I read on, and… well, I am so touched. Blessings to you.

PS I need to email you to ask you something about your sleeplessness. I read this article about this guy who was in an accident… I think I still have your addy in my email. I’ll see.


Martha Orlando January 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

Oh, Craig, you have so touched my heart, dear friend! You have been a mentor to me in so many ways. Always keeping you in my prayers!
Blessings and thank you!


Willow January 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm

You are valued, loved, and remembered daily before the throne. Even through the dark shadows that haunt, you shed God’s light to our hearts.


Debbie January 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I was just thinking about you . .. so glad to hear from you whenever you can. You are a blessing, still and always. God bless you!


Michelle January 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Your blogging may have been spluttery, but so has my reading ….. though I am always glad to see you have posted. :)

Stay close to Him, friend.


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