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Becoming a Blogger
Thursday, August 14, 2008

As far back as I can remember I’ve had a love for words. Maybe it started when my father began paying me a quarter for every new word I learned and began using in everyday speech. “Idiosyncrasy” was one of his favorites. When I managed to incorporate that into a simple conversation, he was delighted. “Ah, that’s a great word! Don’t you just love it?” he asked.


      So it’s probably not surprising that I found spelling, grammar and vocabulary to be fun and interesting. Eventually these paved the way for me to enjoy speaking, writing and even learning foreign languages. My Dad simply said God had given me the gift of gab.


      I suppose it’s just natural to now find myself plunging headlong into the world of “blogging!” The enormous Webster’s on my shelf doesn’t even list “blog.” Yet it seems that almost everyone I talk to is either reading or writing blogs. And although there are undoubtedly those who use blogs in meaningless or even detrimental ways, they certainly can be used beneficially.


      When our daughter and son-in-law travelled to China last year to bring home their new little daughter, it was wonderful to follow the journey via their blog entries. And recently when the grandson of friends underwent serious surgery, a blog kept hundreds of people here and overseas updated on his progress along with specific prayer requests.


      So… here I am arranging on a screen a bunch of letters which I hope will:


1.      Provide a way for me to share my personal walk of faith with others who are also on this same journey. (It’s funny…somehow when I see my life staring back at me through my own words, I’m deeply challenged!)


2.      Be a source of encouragement, motivation, help, and information that is practical to the demands of daily life (and maybe throw in a little enjoyment as well?).


3.      Point people (you and me both!) to Jesus Christ. He is God’s perfect Word of choice…totally apropos for revealing God’s heart to mankind. He is God’s amazing “entry” into this tangled world-wide web in which we all live. Read Him and you read the best blog ever! John 1:1 & 14 … In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  


      As my father would say, “That’s a great Word! Don’t you just love it?”