After over five and half years as an author on GMG, the time has come for me to take my leave and follow a different path. I love Gloucester and have truly enjoyed being a part of GMG, getting to know and love fellow authors, friends of the blog and, of course, Joey and his family. We had many great times on Madfish Wharf at Khan Studio and the GMG gallery, during weekly mug ups, art openings, Nights on the Neck, get-togethers for no particular reason except to get together, Rocky Neck plunges, group exhibits in various places, Christmas parties at Fred’s and more. GMG is made up of a great, unique and talented group of contributors and devoted readers.
As has become obvious, to the great chagrin of some, after being a silent Christian spending too much time in the world and not enough time with Him, God has clearly called me to come out of it and focus only on Him, to be prepared for the times we are coming into. During the course of my posting of the Revelation Series, which Joey graciously allowed me to do, even though it was viewed by some as religion, many readers contacted me, some on blog, many off, to say how grateful they were for the “voice crying out in the wilderness”. When you have a deep and abiding love of someone or something that you cannot talk about, you have no choice but to leave. Imagine if Donna could not talk about her grandkids, Felicia about her cooking, St. Joseph’s Feast or St. Peter’s Novena, Kim about her butterflies, or Paul about RD. For those who despise, disbelieve or just feel they have no need of God, you can feel safe again on GMG.
To those whom God is calling and would like to stay connected, please email me at email@example.com. I intend to start a blog for sharing and discussions centered on God, His abundant blessings on us, and how He is calling us in these times. He is doing a work in Gloucester—calling His to stand up, be counted and come together. This is not about religion or Church—two institutions of man that have in large part miserably failed God in his courtship with mankind—it is about the most important relationship we can have in life. Anyone who is not turned off by God, feel free to come by the Hobbit House and visit any time.
To those who say “good riddance”, know that you are still loved, and no offense is taken. I and other believers in Gloucester continue to pray for all of Cape Ann and beyond.
Wishing all the best to everyone in GMG land, EJ
PS Those organizations and others for whom I have done postings, such as Cape Ann Forum and Rocky Neck Art Colony, please contact Joey so he can direct you on what he needs for future postings.