I’ve been prayerfully re-considering my blogging ministry and my social media activity. Some things are crystalizing for me; other matters are still awaiting clarity. As I continue to reflect on the past and try to chart a way forward, I’ll not be posting so frequently. Just thought I owed my regular readers an explanation.

  • Tim Raymond


    Obviously, do whatever you believe the Lord would desire you to do, but I will say that I find your blog one of the more edifying ones that I read, and I do read it regularly.

    Grace and peace,


  • Joyce Melton

    Please don’t stop your blog! It is a great encouragement to many.

  • Brad

    Praying for you as you wrestle with the decision. I hope the sun is shining there where you are.

  • Flora Compton

    Your contribution is needed and a blessing to many. Cut back if you must, but please do not stop! It’s the Blog I read every morning and feel connected to the beliefs I’ve held dear all my life as I do with no other.

  • cdbrauns

    I’ve gone through various stages regarding my “philosophy” of social media. The question I ask myself now is, “Does this serve my church?” I try and focus on my local flock (ministry in your case) and then if someone else benefits that’s great.

    Just don’t shut it down. You have a lot of great content . . . even if you just tweet links to existing posts that would be good. One thing I don’t like about blogs is how material gets buried in some ways.

  • Brandon M.

    Just wanted to let you know that my pastoral care professor (at Cairn University) made reference to one of your blog posts on the call to ministry and used it as a basis for class discussion. Your blogging ministry has impacted many, far more than you may think. Thank you for your service!

    Praying for you and trusting that the Lord will be with you in whatever you decide to do going forward.

    -Brandon M.

  • http://www.coramdeotheblog.com Bill Pence

    Thanks for the post, David. I’m blessed by your posts and will enjoy them when they do come. Continued blessings on your ministry.

  • Chris Hall

    Really appreciate your thoughtful posts.

  • Deanna Doctor

    I appreciate your blog and read it faithfully as it often challenges my thinking and encourages me in my personal ministry. I appreciate that you are praying through if/how it should continue! Thank you for letting us know and thank you for being wise and thoughtful about your blogging ministry!

  • Les

    I look forward to reading your blog but don’t always feel like commenting. You have a toddler, teenagers, a pastorate and teaching responsibilities so I can understand why you are reconsidering blogging. Thank you for all of the hard work you put into your blogs. I’m currently reading Christians Get Depressed Too. Thanks for taking the time to research and publish it.

  • AlanDueck

    I’ve often wondered how you do all you do! I’ll add my name to the list of those who have been edified and blessed by your blogging ministry. However, no man can do it all, so may the Lord bless your efforts to prioritize and devote yourself to your highest ministerial work. I’m grateful for all you’ve done.

  • Henry Hamelink

    I fully appreciate and understand that you are reviewing your blogging and social media “connection”. It must take much of time and effort. Having said this, your blog is very much appreciated, and, I really have enjoyed and have grown from reading HeadHeartHand on a regular basis. May God guide and bless you as you work through this.

  • Harley Jake Schwartz

    I hate to make any pressure by tugging your heart-strings but this blog has been a blessing to me. Though I also understand that you’re a family man, a pastor and a Seminary instructor. I pray the Lord makes the path plain for you!

  • http://www.ceeusa.blogspot.com Paula

    I think we all go through these times when we think of how much time we spend on social media and is it really worth it. I do have to say, along with others commenting here, that I value this blog and your thoughts and encouragement. I often point friends to the links on depression and your thoughts on the same. Thank you for all you’ve done and the time you’ve spent helping the rest of us.

  • Joan

    Your blogging has been helpful in renewing my mind to the things of The Lord. I appreciate that you include the original sermons, commentary, and related articles on the blog. They were helpful. May the Spirit give you clarity as you think of and make a decision on the future of your blogging. Thanks for your contribution for the building up of the universal body of Jesus Christ.

  • Phil Pockras

    Dear brother: It’s a week and more since you typed this. I think some here forget some of your physical trials, and that you have other priorities that King Jesus may be re-emphasizing to you.

    I, too, have been blessed by the blog here and by your tweets. Your first responsibility, though, is to your family, your own health and cardiovascular healing, then your congregation, then the training of men for the ministry, and only then the social media.

    In my own Presbytery and at Synod, I have counselled men to ease up and start saying “no”. I did, myself, just this past Synod. I turned down re-election to a committee that I enjoyed working with very much. However, I had been given some new and heavy responsibilities at Synod. One can only do so many things well for only so long. Pace yourself, under Jesus, that your ministry may be longer and have more fruit, still!

    Since you’re Scottish, I’ll say that’s my 2p.