Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Secret Desires for Ourselves

We all have things that we wish about ourselves.  We would like to be smarter, faster, bigger, smaller, better lovers, friends, fathers, etc.  Some of these desires are easily achievable like trying something new at your favorite restaurant.  Other desires are impossible (like wanting to fly).  And still others are things that would take a considerable amount of effort, but would be useful or deeply fulfilling.  Some might call these personal goals, but for me these kinds of things only turn into goals if I decide to pursue them.

Today I thought of a few of these desires as I was dreaming about my life (my job lends itself to this kind of introspection).  Both of these could turn into goals easy enough, but I wanted to share them here so I could maybe start a discussion or at least glean some good insight into some of my friends own desires/goals.  The first secret desire is that I've always wanted to be bilingual.  I deeply respect people who have taken the time to learn another language and I love the idea of being able to interact with people from other parts of the world.  The other desire was to take on some sort of hands on craft like building furniture.  I love working with my hands and creating, and the thought of passing down something I created to future generations inspires me.

How about you?  Share a secret desire, personal goal about yourself and maybe why you are drawn to the idea.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Slow Return to Active Blogging

As many of you will know, I have been on a self-imposed sabbatical from full-time ministry.  My desire was to pull back from all my public roles (including blogging) and focus on what it means for me to love and follow Christ in my life.

The only things I've been blogging recently have been details concerning my upcoming wedding (which may I  add, I'm super psyched about) and trying to launch a tech-themed blog makemystuffwork.net so that I might be able to share some of my tech-guru knowledge and make a little ad money on the side.  Over the course of this sabbatical I've come to realize a couple of things regarding blogging.
  1. I don't much care for writing
  2. It's insanely hard to make money blogging
Once thing I do miss is having a public forum to share my observations, stories, and spiritual journey.  I still think this blog is a great way to do that.  So in the spirit of the impending end to my sabbatical, I will be (slowly) returning to blogging.  Don't expect much at first, I'm still trying to find ways of tricking myself to write more.  I'm also learning how and when to best share private thoughts using a public tool like this that is both helpful and not damaging to myself and others.

I'll probably keep the tech-related posts here to a minimum and send those posts to my new tech-blog, but as I'm finding- I'm much more interested with the things I will be posting here.

Until then, grace and peace

Tuesday, September 21, 2010