I’m attempting something I haven’t been able to accomplish in years.

I’m taking a break from the blog. And twitter. And email (as much as possible). For two weeks.

My reasons are twofold: First, because I will be on study leave for the next two weeks working on a book about busyness. And second, because my life is too busy.

A couple months ago I wrote about “blogging for a sustainable future.” This two week break is a big part of that sustainable future. I have one more post lined up for tomorrow and a couple MMH’s in the queue. Jason Helopoulos, my friend and now one of the pastors at University Reformed Church, will be filling in the rest of the gaps. Lord willing I’ll be back with a new post two weeks from today.

We need rhythms in life. We need to press and push, but also rest and retreat. I’ve done some reading and thinking already, but there is more I need to learn about God’s wisdom, my weaknesses, and why everyone reading this blog feels overwhelmed. I’m not sure of everything I’ll discover about the Bible and busyness, but I know it will be good for me, even if it hurts a little.

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10 thoughts on “Busy Right Now, Be Back Soon”

  1. Katherine says:

    Goodness!!! Oh, I can’t wait to read your book. Still hoping not to be too busy by then to read it hehe :( But I will make sure I will put it on my list of priorities when it comes out :)
    God bless you and am praying for deep, refreshing, gospel-rooted discoveries as you study the Bible on this topic.

  2. Joan says:

    When I miss reading your blog, I’ll remember to pray for you and a fruitful break for you from it.

  3. mark says:

    enjoy the break. have jason write something. or some of your elders.

  4. Have a good one. Rest your hands a bit. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of readers when you come back.

  5. I’ll miss reading it, but I hope it goes well for you. Sometimes it’s good to take a break.

  6. Tyler says:

    On the positive side: it’ll be a great opportunity to hear more from Jason – I love his posts!

  7. JrRRr76 says:

    Breaks are a healthy way of keeping the focus on what’s important in life. Have a nice one, two weeks is not long – I think we’ll manage.. (“,)

  8. Bob in IN says:

    Kevin,
    I thank God for your ministry. Have a refreshing break.

  9. JB says:

    Can you subtitle your book “A Book You’re Too Busy to Read”?

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Kevin DeYoung


Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University. He and his wife Trisha have six young children. You can follow him on Twitter.

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