I made a commitment to myself that I would blog every day for AT LEAST a while. I have to do something every day for it to stick. Were I to abide by a rule like “you will write three blog posts per week”, then I end up putting off all three until the end of the week, only to decide that it’s far too much work and therefore I should do something else. I’m the same way with exercise, reading, and knitting.
I don’t knit. I’ll leave that to the professionals.
My aim is try to live a disciplined — a Methodist — life. I like what John Maxwell says. First, John Maxwell says “Buy my Book”, which I’ve done. John also says that if our actions don’t support our dreams, then we must either change our actions or change our dreams. The truth is that we don’t just become; we intentionally set out with practices that will eventually shape us toward becoming. All of this, when done to the glory of God, is probably the best act of worship because we are called to offer our entire lives as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2). Big picture: a life that glorifies God. Small picture: a bunch of intentional things that glorify God.
This is one of the small intentional things. Now… when I write about Home Depot and other pedantic topics, does that mean that I’m not at worship? I don’t think so. C.S. Lewis once said that the world doesn’t need more Christian authors to write about Christian topics. What the world needs is Christian authors who write about all different topics. I guess I’d rather be that guy. So… I’m writing a book about being a child of the 80’s. It’s not something that Thomas Nelson will want to publish. Does that mean, then, that Christian bookstores won’t carry it? Probably. Does THAT mean, then, that a church bookstore wouldn’t sell a book that one of their own pastors wrote? Does THAT seem awkward?
I want to write blog posts to the Glory of God. I can write about worship, but I also want to say a few things about a toy called “Construx”, which is kind of like a PVC version of Tinker Toys. Has anyone written about that? If so, I don’t know about it. And let that be the official proof of my lack of knowledge concerning any possible copyrighted material.
Ha! I’ve done it! Another day — another blog! The point: it’s done. I have met my goal for the day.
Now for cupcakes.