Don't Say Everything 

A speaker I enjoy begins most of his talks by offering a disclaimer saying something like, "You cannot say everything every time. And so I'm not going to bother trying. So don't read into what I do or don't believe just because I didn't talk about it." I too have felt the tug. As it pertains to any writing I might do about faith—"Christian" internet has a bullet list of items that are expected to have a balancing statement accompanying them. 

For example if I go on for a while to talk about how much God loves people (end of sentence) someone might start another discussion about how I forgot to mention the part where God killed people for this or that reason and often makes us uncomfortable with what He might ask of us. A little talk about how I read the Bible aside (even now I'm tempted to offer my own list of explanations so you won't read something into or out of that example), people rarely feel good about just sitting in a thing for a while and saying "well that is pretty great. Let's expound on the ways that it is true." (Again I'm tempted to start on about how point and counterpoint has its place—but I only mildly digress.)

I've been working on sticking to a single thing in both writing and conversation, even when I find an interesting thought elsewhere, even when I am afraid of what people will assume, even when I really want to paint a fuller picture right now. Because first of all it is impossible to hedge all my bets and second the act of communication guarantees some level of miscommunication. So I'd like to stick to saying one thing well and letting it sit, unclouded by everything else that I could try to pile on top of it.