I enjoy reading a few blogs, but I try to be discriminating in my choices. I want content that will be uplifting and encouraging, too many blogs seem to be filled with rants about how unfair life is, they are just depressing. I like blogs by people I know like my friend Allan Stellar http://paradisefrommyporch.blogspot.com/ even though sometimes he rants he’s my friend so I can overlook that.
Though I like to read what others write it seems a bit narcissistic to start my own blog. But the idea came up again at our church council meeting, “You should write a blog.” So I asked the Wednesday morning Bible Study group, “If I start a blog, what should I write about?” There was silence (no crickets chirped, but I could imagine them in my mind.) Finally someone said, “I think stories of your experience as a pastor would be good.”
That set my mind going, in 27 years I guess I have accumulated a few stories that would be worth telling. I have been blessed to know some living saints in my life, some of them have transitioned to their heavenly home in the bosom of our Father, and some continue on the journey of this life. The stories of their faithfulness and love deserves telling, as a testament to the Holy Spirit who is their guide and strength.
I have been witness to and participant in some events that cause me to laugh out loud at their remembrance. And I am blessed to have been used by God in ways that still take my breath away.
To that end, I humbly submit this first post.
Self: OK do I sign my name as if it is a letter, or what?
Reply: Allan doesn’t.
Self: He’s really good at this blogging thing. Guess I’ll follow his example.
Reply: OK, just don’t get in the habit of following his example. 🙂
Self: Heheh, for sure. 🙂
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How about posting your sermons on this blog too? I’d enjoy reading them. I also see you are using WordPress—more and more people are using that platform. I’m impressed you figured out how to do that. I might make a switch to WordPress too. Oh, and we’d love to see photos of your family. Photos of your travels. Nice to see how you make your journey through life. And I think you should post that video of you eating that oyster in San Francisco.