I’ve been working on my page for the last couple of months! My intent for sustaining my page is two-fold:
1) I need to write! Writing has always been a means of making sense of the world around me. Writing helps me discover the details. Writing helps me determine the significant from the sludge. It’s a prioritization exercise as much as it a means of meditation. I used to write a lot, but then things got a little hectic – graduate school, first job, the ordination process, my first church, marriage, starting a family, etc. So, yeah, things got busy and the writing fell to the side. I discovered, though, the more my life filled with the blessings of God, it became all too easy to miss the extraordinary in (what felt) ordinary. I needed to start writing, again, to appreciate the little things and to give thanks for them, as well.
2) I wanted to secure relationships! I did not know I would be able to have “followers” when I started this little venture…But, hey, that’s cool. I’m glad to meet you all! (I think the 18 of you are pretty awesome!) No, I wanted to be able to strengthen and secure the relationships I have built over my life and in my ministry. As a UMC pastor, I will move several times over the next 35 years. It’s just the way we do things… Along the way, i’ve met some wonderful people. I wanted to have a place where I could continue to interact with them…So, I thought I would build a page where I could share my work and my life with those whom I have come to know.
My goal has been simple. I would attempt to make two post a week. One post would be my message from the previous Sunday. After all, I put a lot of time and prayerful attention into preparing messages. So, I thought it would be of benefit to share those messages. The second post would be a piece of writing – a prayerful reflection upon my life or life around me. If I got happy one week and put forth a second post…then great…but no pressure. If a new project emerged, that would be fine, as well.
So, umm….oops, I made a mistake. I was looking back over my posts and I realized I have not been properly linking my messages. I actually linked all my messages to the same message. All of this is new to me…so, no need to make an excuse, I just got it wrong! And, I’m thinking it is okay to be wrong some times.
Anyhow, I think I have fixed the problem and I now have the my “message” posts linked to the appropriate podcast!
You can check out the different messages here.
Thanks for your support and your understanding!