A Little Help Please

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So I have been a member of WordPress for several years now but have not been very involved in reading other blogs. Lately I have been trying to find some good blogs to follow but it is a slow go. I had a thought the other day, if those of you who follow me like my stuff then odds are you follow other blogs similar to mine I may enjoy. So here is what I want to ask of you. I know what you are thinking, “I’ve only been following him a week and already he has his hand out! Bloggers these days” but this is easy plus it will earn you some brownie points with other bloggers. See, I’m a win-win kinda guy.

Please post a link to your favorite blogs in the comments below. It does not only have to be a Christian blog but I do ask that it be clean. I will then be able to learn about these amazing blogs and, in full dislosure, it might just let them know about mine. 😉 I told you I’m a win-win kinda guy. Pretty slick huh? Yep, that’s how I roll.

*high fives himself*

Any assistance given will not get you into heaven, nor increase your chances of winning a Pulitzer, but will indeed earn you points which can be used at the Holiday Inn of your choice! 🙂

Dislcaimer: Valid only at participating Holiday Inns (which is slim pickings…okay non existent) and those who do participate allow you to stay free with points but will charge you a nonrefundable exit fee. Refusal to pay exit fee may result in being turned away or in being held hostage at gunpoint while you clean all the toilets with a tooth brush (depending on the mood of the front desk clerk at the time). Holiday Inn and it’s affiliates have absolutely no idea who I am or have any knowledge of this promotion, nor do they endorse my blog, although they should because it’s stinking awesome! and that’s all I’m gonna say about that.

Life Advice From Lee Lumley

I have decided to pull out all the stops and reveal some of the most precious wisdom I have learned over the years. This is wisdom of the ages, retrieved from only the most capable of sages during my travels around the world…well, okay my recliner. Nevertheless, I personally believe this to be the secret to life which man has been looking for!

Men have exhausted massive quantities of energy, resources, and man hours trying to find this secret knowledge, but alas, little old me has it hidden in my brain.

WARNING: Do not click on the “Continue Reading” link unless you truly want to know the secret to life! It is very important that only those brave enough to see the wisdom of the words that follow proceed.  Those who do will find life advice that rivals puts to shame anything Dr. Phil, Oprah, and Dear Abby combined have ever said!

Are you ready to hear the answer you have been searching for your entire life? Then what Are you waiting for? Click that link to read my life advice my brave companion! May the force be with you!
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THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

I came across this today and thought I would share it with you all. It goes well with last night’s post. We have a choice every day whether to live by our emotions it choose to live weigh joy.

 

I have a friend who wakes up all aglow and usually singing.  My late Mom often woke up singing church hymns.  Me?  Clear the way!  I need my coffee, shower, and quiet-time!  Yes,  I sometimes awake…

Source: THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

What Am I Doing Here?

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Well, I told you in my first post, The Most Narcissistic Blog Ever, I would, at times, be “painfully transparent” and today is one of those days.

I am angry, maybe livid is a better word. Yeah, I like that, it seems to be closer to what I am feeling inside. I certainly don’t feel like the hero of the faith I desire to be, more like the Grumpy Old Troll of the faith. But not the slightly annoying but oddly cute little guy on the kids cartoon Dora the Explorer, no, I’m more sinister than that. More like the big, fat, ugly, blabbering trolls who attempt to eat Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings movie, which I can’t remember the name of right now and I am simply too frustrated to

Google for fact checking. Heck I don’t even know if I spelled Bilbo’s name right or if it was him they tried to eat…and that makes me angry!

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What Was I Thinking?!!!

Oh boy, now I actually have to write something!……………….

typingI have had three, no, four different blogs in the past seven years. My first blog was called Hope For the Hurting. I decided to begin blogging because I felt God leading me to preach and I figured what better way to prepare for preaching than to start writing. It would teach me how study the subject matter, come up with a central theme, scriptural basis for it, and lay out my case for the listener (or reader). Although I didn’t realize it then, I struggled with depression at that time and so the majority of the posts dealt with hopelessness and thus the title. I wrote some pretty good stuff, if I do say so myself. Most of the posts started out with a fictional story, or parable if you will, I made up to bring the point of the article to light. I must say, those openers were sheer writing genius!

Before long, my life went through a major upheaval as God was removing some junk in my life that had held me back for far too long. I began going through some major changes in my life, both spiritual and physical. It wasn’t long before the focus of that blog changed from hopelessness to becoming a man of God. That is why I changed the name of the blog to Square Watermelons. You see, a square watermelon is grown in Japan by putting a small watermelon in a box while it is growing. As it grows larger, the box causes it to grow into a square shape instead of the natural oval shape. I remember the day I learned about that in a company training lesson, God nudged my heart and said, Sound familiar? I almost shouted out, “YES!”. (That would have been awkward) You see, that is what God does with us when we become a Christian, He take our “new creation” and puts it in a God-shaped box to cause us to grow into the God-shaped man or woman He wants us to become. I deleted Square Watermelons back last year so you can’t go read it. (Sorry. If I’d of none you were coming, I would have left it up)

Let’s see, the next blog I had was the Divorce Covenant. I began writing that, as you can imagine during my divorce. It was about my determination to “Do Divorce Differently”. I determined early on in my divorce to not let the bitterness and hurt rule my life. I was also going to patiently wait and believe for a resurrected marriage. It was gaining some traction but I began seeing that my writing it was hindering my healing because I was simply in denial of how hurt I truly was. I took it down and quit writing for several years. One of my biggest points of shame from this blog, is the fact that I also gave up on the hope for a restored marriage. Maybe it’s because I realized it was impossible, or maybe it’s because I just didn’t have the courage and strength to wait but it does haunt me from time to time.

A couple of years ago, I felt that familiar stirring in my heart to write again and so I started a blog called Square Christian, Round World. I wrote like five articles…the last being over a year ago…and no more. *hangs head* Eh hem, moving on.

Oh yeah, I also began writing a book! It was great! I was going to call it, Embracing Destruction. (How’s that for an eyebrow raising title? Hmm?) The premise of the book was going to be to see how God uses what we consider destruction to work good in the lives of His children. I wrote like three chapters and then went through a year and a half of deep depression and haven’t picked it up since.

So, as you can see, I have had times of great inspiration when writing seemed almost second nature and times of barren desert when the literary wells were as dry as a gas tank two weeks past it’s last fumes. I’ve had times when my emotional struggles drove me to write and when they mercilessly sat on top of my chest until I recanted of my desire to ever write again!

And here I am, starting another blog, promising to write daily! WHAT…WAS…I…THINKING?!!!!!

But wait, I’m not simply going to pull something out of thin air, I’m going to write about me, my life, how my day went! Seriously? Heck, I find it hard to talk to my girlfriend about my day and make it last for more than 30 seconds.

This is usually how it goes:

Her: How was your day?

Me: It was good.

I did some stuff.

Then I ate lunch and did some more stuff.

Oh, I did go buy a Macchiatto from Dunkin after work!

***chirp, chirp, chirp***

I’m just not a conversationalist by nature. I’m very matter of fact, get to point, move on when it comes to talking…that is unless you get me talking about theology…then I liven up! I mean, my face beams and my chest starts thumping like Thumper’s foot when he saw the pretty little female rabbit on Bambie (at least I think he saw a female rabbit. Not sure. It’s been a long time since I watched that movie) I absolutely love to talk about the Bible and theology, and I love preaching, and teaching. However, I don’t really want this blog to be that type of blog. I don’t want to preach to you but to get to know you…er…well, let you get to know me. I want this to be a very conversational and easy going kind of blog with some theology dispersed here and there throughout. So, I guess I’m just going to have to learn to pay attention to my day.

Hopefully, with the Lord’s help, I will be able to find something of interest each day that will be worthy of my wannabe hero status.

Peace, Love, and Awakening!

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