Wow! I made it to 100.
The amazingly sad thing about that is that I should have gotten here a long time ago. My last post was back in November and the last time there was substance was October. More on that in a minute.
I got a bit bogged down with life the last couple months. My J-O-B had become, nearly, unbearable. I was turning into someone I did not like and I did not seem to be able to stop or control it and I know why.
Because I CANNOT control it and believe me – I tried.
I took my eyes, my attention, my focus – all of it, everything off of Jesus and my life started to fall apart. I grew to loath writing – even the idea of putting words to screen made me nauseated. I see my writing as a form of worship. God’s given me this ability and I believe I am supposed to use the gift to share God’s love with the world.
As my heart was in rebellion – not because I was mad at God or anything but because I was trying to do what ONLY he can do – it became a burden and an annoying reminder that I was trying to make it through life with allowing God his rightful place – and therefore, I quit writing.
But it was always there.
I have notes about posts I want to write, better, need to write. I have a lot to do but before I could do that I had to get back to the source of my joy and I was afraid to do that too because this post is number 100 and as it’s kind of milestone it kept reminding me that I was not in the right place – spiritually – to accomplish God’s will for me so I continued to avoid it.
Fast forward to today – I AM BACK!
I started this blog back in 2008. Ironically enough it was December. Since then, I have written approximatley 35,000 words – not including the occasional guest posts, short stories or things that do not get published on-line – and the bulk of that has been this year and most of that has been since about May.
So, there you go.
Below are some of the posts I feel are my best. If there is one I left out that you feel should have been include feel free to add a link in the comments.
God Does Not Care – My first ever post
It Was Not Jesus’ Will to Die – A look at “choosing” to follow GOd’s plan for your life.
Christianity’s Biggest Issues? Christians – In too many cases, we’re the problem.
The Bible Says Time Travel is Possible – A look at the “timelessness” of God
Every J-O-B Has its Thorn – Jobs – Can’t stand ’em can’t quit ’em!
Happy Father’s Day – A call to arms for fathers
I Wanna Rock – Me just being me.
Somthing to Say – Poetry in motion
Peter’s Lament – What might have been going through Peter’s mind on the day Christ died
Jesus Christ is Peace – ’nuff said
As a part of the Jeff Goins 500 word a day challenge – and my own desire to start writing again – I am “resolving” to write every day this month a minimum of 500 words. I am getting a late start – thank you migraine from hell – but the idea is not to JUST start but to finish.
In the next couple days I am going to post a publishing schedule – far less demanding than in the past. In hopes that the work can continue in an orderly and productive manner as opposed to whatever it was that I was doing last year. I will also be looking for guest posts, so be prepared for that.
Not all the writing I do this month will be posted here as I am looking to enlarge my off line content, short stories, stand-up material etc.
So, according to my handy word counter I eclipsed the 500 word threshold for day one you are looking at 690 words.