Friends, it's been a while since we've spent some time here together. One of my favorite song's lyrics say...
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home, Dad
I don't know when, but we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then
Relationships are important.
I believe in community; I don’t always like it, but I do believe in it.
I believe that people, particularly Jesus followers, ought to be careful with the influence that their social sphere affords them. We ought to refuse to squander the moments that make up terrestrial life.
We do life based upon what we really do believe.
Recently, I found myself wondering why I haven’t regularly posted on this site.
My first answer was kind of a “cop out;” I wrote it off to schedule constraints. It’s true that my schedule was and in some ways is like a horror movie but I was still doing things that “I didn’t have time for,” so, why not this? (Speaking of—why hasn’t someone made a scary movie based on something mundane and super real-world like a crazy oppressive schedule— I mean Hitchcock did “Birds” right?)
Looking at the question at hand, I realized that I was active in social media even though I didn’t especially enjoy it. So the internal question was enhanced, why was I choosing to engage here but not there? Why was I finding value in one place but not the other? Could it be that though I saw opportunities to leverage influence here, I didn’t connect those opportunities to community?
Somehow it did feel more like self-promotion than I was comfortable with. It was my picture at the top of a website talking to people rather than with people. If this belief has found its way into my psyche, I believe it to be a faulty one, and so I’m endeavoring to reject it.
You see, I’m a part of this beautiful, faith-family of Jesus followers.
This site is likely one more way to serve, encourage, engage, and display the beauty that God is working in and through us. This site is a place for conversation and community.
So I asked my friends to “ask me anything,” and sure enough, some of them responded.
By beginning to write with these friends (and their questions) in mind, I’m going to intentionally connect writing here to community. You’ll probably notice that these questions and answers will reflect our mission and message along the way.
If your a new friend or an old friend feel free to engage in the conversation or begin a new one-- I look forward to speaking with you!