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  • Writer's pictureJohn Lemons


Updated: Jan 4, 2021

Well... it's 2020, all of us are living in the midst of a global pandemic, and I decided it's time for me to write a blog. Like it's 2005.

But since it's 2020, I'll make it a podcast, too. You can find that here on this page or on your podcast source of choice under the title "Citrus Gets Real."

Whether it's worth your time or not, I don't know. I'll mostly be writing about thoughts, insights, and questions surrounding matters of faith in American life. Occasionally, I'll offer some thoughts into how I think certain subjects or current events happen to affect the Millennials and Generation Z - which just happen to be the two groups I work with most as a minister. I sum this up with the blog subheading: Church Stuff. Life Stuff. Other Stuff.

I offer these thoughts to the public square, and I hope they truly engage you and give you something to think about. I don't presume that they will - there's nothing that I will say that hasn't already been said by someone, somewhere. But if a thought or two just happens to resonate with you, I'd love for you to share it with others or give me your thoughts on it. Or if you find something isn't particularly well-reasoned in your opinion, I would love to hear from you and further the conversation.

I'll plan to offer something every 2 weeks or so - sometimes will be a little more, and sometimes a little less. And, I'm sure, there will be a time or two when I will just need to take a break. If you decide this is worth your time to be following for that long, I'll be sure to let you know when those breaks are. But to be sure not to miss when new content is published, go ahead and hit "subscribe"/"follow"/(applicable term here).

And let me say as well... all kidding aside, as I write this we really are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Something that none of us have seen before in our lifetimes. So, as you engage with the words on this blog, I hope they find you well, safe, and healthy - whenever and wherever you read them.

I also hope you walk away sometimes feeling good and encouraged, sometimes feeling challenged, sometimes thinking I'm insane. But I hope at all times, you and I both walk away from these entries as better versions of ourselves.

Because we could all use a little more encouragement, challenge, and growth these days.

Thanks for reading, and God Bless.

Cover Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash

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