Trying to get back on the Saddle

Okay, who in here doesn’t ride horses?

For those of you who don’t, have you ever done it before? Like at a friend’s ranch, or at some retreat where they offer the opportunity to ride a horse?

One of the hardest things to do for a lot of new people is trying to get on the horse’s back. Like one foot in a stirrup, but unable to get on the saddle. You keep trying to pull yourself up but always start to fall down before you’re are able to get settled.

When it comes to writing this blog, that analogy is what I’ve been experiencing for a while now. When I have a good prompt, like when I wrote about the Nashville Statement or about seeing the Total Solar Eclipse, I can write up something pretty quick. But when I don’t finding inspiration on what to write about or motivation to even write fails me.

I used to post something everyday, and the weird thing is I was way more busy when I did post something everyday than I am now. But, here I am again trying to get back in the saddle and hopefully posting more.

Why? First, because I love writing. I love telling stories, I love sharing experiences or tidbits of knowledge. Second, because it clears my head. It helps my crazy ADD mind sort things out.

So wish me luck. I hope I won’t look like that one guy who just can’t get on the horse!

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New Look

Gave the blog a new look. It was time for a change. I figured : New Year. New Theme.

There is something about having a new normal. Although it can be rather minor, changing like this can give you a new perspective. But if you feel like you are in a rut, sometimes minor changes can make a major difference.

Blogjot #10

I promise I’ll get better about updating! I have been so scatterbrained lately it’s hard for me to sit and write decent blog posts like I used to. I don’t think “my muse” has left me, I just haven’t exercised my writing muscles in a while and they are just a little atrophied. But I have a few blog posts lined up and ready for you to read in the next couple of weeks and hopefully I will be able to keep it up.

What’s new with me? Teaching full time again at church. For about 6 months now, I am teaching weekly in my Bible Fellowship (sunday school) class. It’s nice to be able to be teaching the Word again, it’s something I love.

Not much is new on the job front. I have a BIG opportunity that I am waiting to hear back from that I would love to be do. It would be a big change for me as I would move away from Texas. But I would be discipling and doing ministry which I know I’m called to do.

Blogjot #9

I need to start blogging again. I used to do it 6 days a week, with some good content about me and what was on my mind. I remember it being mentally liberating as I got all these crazy thoughts and ideas out of my head.

I am a reflective person by nature, so blogging was an enjoyable experience. But I took a break thinking it was only going to be a couple of weeks to a month, and it turned into an indefinite hiatus.

Before moving forward however, I want to thank those faithful few who has kept reading my blog and liking the few posts that I have made. You are greatly appreciated.

So here’s to starting anew. Wish me luck.

About The Laws

I have made a couple of changes to the blog. First, I added a new page above called “The Laws.” Second, I deleted all the posts I had made about the laws. I am in the process of writing a book (maybe just an ebook) about the laws. This was the only thing I felt that could give the Laws justice. A short blog post could never explain or define a law and why I feel it’s important.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to give you an update about this book, but right now it’s still in the planning and organization stages.

Problems with getting obsessed

…is you miss out on things that you normally love. I was so caught up with watching all 173 episodes of Deep Space Nine, that I really didn’t have time to do anything else. I really love reading, and I haven’t been able to read what I want too much for some time now. As a Master’s student at DBU, I had to read a lot, but not really what I wanted. Now that I have graduated, I have been able to, but I have been getting caught up in other things that I haven’t gotten around to reading.

That all changed yesterday. I picked up Rendezvous with Rama a few days ago, and read the entire book in a day. I forgot how much I love to read. I definitely am planning to pass on Netflix and instead pick up a book and get caught up on all the books I’ve been wanting to read.

Here is what is on deck for me:
Ringworld
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
@stickyjesus
The Monkey and the Fish
Soul Purpose

…and maybe a few books from my List of 50

Have any other suggestions?