I recently wrote a blog about noticing people around us. It was largely based on an experience I had, but at the heart of it, it is about right and restored relationship. About building and being open to relationships with people because that really what God created us for.
Then today I read another author’s blog along the same lines. I wanted to share it with you. It’s not a very lengthy read, but definitely worth it. Please check it out. Then if you like the author, I would highly encourage you to look into the work he co-authored, The Samaritan Project.
This is a mile-marker I feel. It is my 200th blog post. Yup, I think it’s a good day.
When I realized I was coming up to the 200 marker, I started thinking: I should make this a really good post! I thought through the different things I could write about in this post. I thought about sharing some my personal journey over the last 9 months. Moving from the city to a town and all the different experiences and adjustments that have come with that transition… I mean Target used to be in my backyard and now there is a cemetery. There’s gotta be a good post about that!
Then I though about posting something about why I blog. Why I want to help resource people with ideas, humor, and encouragement… Why I set up a place to subject people to my random thoughts and opinions… But that started sounds rather egocentric- which I guess at the end of the day, all bloggers are dealing with their own egocentrism- wanting people to pay attention to their ideas and thoughts. But I don’t really want to deal with that, so let’s not go there.
I also thought about just allowing the next Engage The Word post to be number 200. It’s an great journey we are on at ONC. We started at the beginning of the Bible and have been moving through some of the major stories. We’ll finish up right before the Christmas season starts. I am loving the experience! So I thought maybe just allowing the next Engage post take the position of post #200.
But then I realized something. I managed to fill an entire post with complete ramblings and you would probably not want to read anything of significance after all that! So I will just close my 200th post with this:
Thank you for reading. I do hope that this is a place for you to find new ideas, inspiration, humor, and encouragement. I especially hope that in some small way these posts enhances your pursuit of learning about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and life because of Them.
So thank you for reading and I hope you’ll continue to read and respond for the next 200 posts!
This link will take you to a blog that really meant something to me today… I invite you to read it!
Savoring Time Together
A young friend of mine started his very own blog and I think you should read it. It’s linked in my blogroll, the Musings of Sam. And it is amusing. Sam has an awesome and uncomplicated view of life that is refreshing. Check it out!