Where I’ve Been

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A little over a year ago, I made a commitment to write every day. I did that for a lot longer than I thought possible and along the way I learned some things, made some new friends, was featured on a podcast, and had some great conversations. Then, one day in October of 2017, I just stopped, mid series.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several of you who were regular readers reach out to check in on me.  Obviously the glaring difference of sharing on a regular basis and then going completely dark has left some of you wondering. The good news is I’m still following Jesus, part of one of our local house churches, and pressing into what the Lord has for us. The bad news is the picture above is not of me, nor is my absence due to me being somewhere similarly tropical.

The truth is I’ve been busy being a working father of five who also is trying to serve our house churches in my spare time.  All of this has continued while I’ve been part of a fairly consuming project in my work life and that has prevented me from giving more attention to this space.  In what little spare time I have, I’ve been attempting to complete a rough draft of the book I’m writing. You’ll probably hear more about it once I’ve got the first pass completed.

I think it’s fair to let you know I plan on trying to continue to write in this space, I’m just not sure about the frequency of my writing. My project is scheduled to wrap up in May. Once that project is finished, I plan on trying to find my way back to a sustainable rhythm of writing. If my assumptions are correct, that will look more like what I was doing when I was writing every day than what it currently looks like.

Lastly, if you’ve read this far, please pray for me. Pray that I hear clearly as I finish the manuscript for this extended tract I’m writing.  Pray that I would have wisdom for the rest of this season at work and clarity on what comes next after that.  If you’ve been encouraged by the stories from our house churches, pray that they would be strengthened in this season. I greatly appreciate it.

In your service,

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

6 responses to “Where I’ve Been”

  1. godly sexuality says :

    Good to hear from you again my brother. I’ve been praying for you since our conversation last year but I will add to that prayers for your short book which I’m looking forward to reading and promoting.

  2. riverflowsdown says :

    Thank you for the update!

  3. Tim Aagard says :

    Put some of your extended tract writing here and get feed back, or is it a secret.

    • traviskolder says :

      Tim,

      Thanks for the comment! No, it’s no secret. I’ve actually considered it…and probably will put some of it out here at some point. It’s in an extreme rough draft form at this point. Most of my work here gets put out there with some light reviews from myself, but I think this short book will need some reviews from others before its ready for prime time. Stay tuned…there’s more to come.

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