Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day has arrived!

This day is at least as exciting to me as the beginning of the NCAA basketball tourney. Baseball has always been the sport I love. Opening day goes so well with Spring. New beginnings, renewed hope, great possibilities. As I continue the Life and baseball series, we'll dig more into that. For now, let's just...

Back on the horse...

It has been a full 3 weeks since I last posted to this blog. This was both intentional and unintentional. It started out as a few busy days and distractions that led me to the realization that I had come to one of those points in blogging where the time was right to consider my motivations and direction for investing in a blog.
Call it a blog fast, blogcation, or whatever. It was needed. During this time I came to some understandings about what I like and don't like about blogging. I also am seeing how I have been handling juggling life and it's responsibilities and opportunities. This is the gist of where I am:
  • I want to keep blogging. not to be "read" but for myself and as a way of marking and journaling things that I enjoy or find helpful. If others benefit, that's cool!
  • I need to use writing as a way of producing the discipline of following through rather than having too many plates spinning at one time. Setting and following through on deadlines for my original content will help.
  • I need to be more vulnerable and open. Posting will not always be on personal stuff, but I should do it more.
  • I have a ton of ideas for posts, series, and the like. I need to develop those ideas. They can and will evolve into useful material for teaching and learning myself if I will do that,

With that in mind these are my initial blog goals...

  1. 2 link dumps a week. Bloglines is a great resource. I will use my feeds to gather stuff I find pertinent and helpful.
  2. At least 2 original posts per week. As I looked back I was beginning to merely be re posting stuff I found around the web. Not a bad thing but I need to create and input.

That's it in a nutshell; time to dive back in...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Link Dump -- Is March Madness a dusease Edition?

Masculinity without Manhood?
Transforming Culture: Christian Truth Confronts Post-Christian America
Buy a date with Scarlett Johansson
The 12 Most Powerful Christians in Hollywood
First rule of robbing - know your victims
The Wisdom of Children in Sunday School-- Or Fractured Bible Tales
Obama's Opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act: When, How, and Why
Top 10 Worst Small Group Study Guides
Banking on God: The Tithe, Part 1
Christian Book Release Dates
Selection Sunday Now Just ELEVEN Days Away [NCAA Tournament]
Nightline Facoff - The Great Porn Debate
Habits that Will Prevent Your Success
10 Things Your Tax Preparer Won't Tell You
Fork Fail
Andrew Jackson’s Mom’s Last Words to Her Son
Australian Cricketer Pummels Streaker
Keyboard Organizer Stows Stuff Under Your Keys [Stuff We Like]
Fly for Free by Choosing Overbooked Flights [How To]
The Best Medical Advice at Your Fingertips [Search Techniques]
Dock Your Old Drives with the Hard Drive USB Dock [Stuff We Like]
Top 10 DIY Car Hacks [Lifehacker Top 10]
Missional Evaluation: 12 Questions
The Danger of Attractionalism
Nine Traits Of The Middle-Class Millionaire
Five Things You Should Never Hear From A Staff Member
Does Christian = Republican?
how fast can you name all 50 states?


We too quickly forget what Gid has done and has promised us...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Lent -- Part 25 -- PERSEVERE

No matter how many times we run from God, He will always restore us when we return...