One year ago today I started this blog. I wanted a platform by which to communicate some of my passion to trust, live and serve as a follower of Jesus Christ. As a newly called pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church, I wanted a way to communicate with the congregation and beyond. In my first blog, I wrote about having three foci: the physical, mental, and spiritual components of faith. I also thought that I would be posting three times per week.
It turns out that I have posted an average of 4.5 times per week and my favorite topic has been reflections on scriptures. I like to think this blog as a supplement to my sermons on Sunday, helping prepare people for Sunday worship or giving additional insight afterward (“nuggets” that I could not work into my Sunday sermon).
Also I have done a variety of life posts. One of my most “visited” posts was last April when I wrote about my son’s engagement. I have reflected several times regarding my journey with my aging mother. And whenever I can write about the beauty of wilderness I rejoice.
I have not written as much about running as I first thought, probably because I have been struggling with a number of chronic running injuries. As those seem to be clearing up, I may return to that topic on occasion. Running often clears the mind for writing.
I still think this a valuable tool for communicating with the great people of Resurrection and beyond. Though I often post some short comments on Facebook or Twitter, the longer format of a blog seems to work well for me. If you have any comments/topics/critique, please leave a comment or send an email. Like most bloggers, I appreciate comments.
(BTW, my e-mail is back at resurrection-woodbury.org)
Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits (and the words) of another. Proverbs 27:17.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the communion of saints.
Love your posts and hope you continue with them for a long time.
I love this blog! It’s especially nice if I am out of town and I can read it and get some reflection time. Please keep it coming!
Thanks, Diana. I will do my best to keeping blogging along.
Although I do not comment, I truly enjoy receiving and reading the inspiration that you send us in your blog. It is a reflection time for me that I would not otherwise take the time for. Thank you 🙂
Thank you for your support. It is a joy to serve among the people of Resurrection.
This is a great blog. It’s been a good source of encouragement for me, and also given me interesting things to think about.
Thank you. God’s blessings on your ministry as well.