I expected some things from blogging. I expected that I’d spend hours and hours writing stuff. I figured not many people would read at first. I figured it would take a least a few days to build up to two or three thousand readers a day
I knew there were two sides to my brain – the Bible know-y and practice-y side – and the Love side. I’ve always liked the way they went together – but also were different.
Kind of like a marriage.
So, silly me, began two blogs, for which I post a total of 10 and maybe more posts a week. And take about 3 or 4 or sometimes 5 hours on each post.
With Deep into Scripture it’s translating and studying and praying and then writing – and takes more time. And the pictures? Finding just the perfect ones and laying them out just so – that takes lots more time than I’d like to admit.
But you know, Love is actually the scary blog . I mean, who can write a blog forever on just three three little verses of the Bible?
I can never run out of subject material on the other blog. But this one? This one is the creative challenge. This one spins my head.
Not to worry. I’ve had love running around my brain for 25 years – Corinthians love. It’s been my big thing. So there are veritable oodles of material.
But capturing Love ideas is like herding kittens. They’re squirmy little things – with claws – and they like to run free. The job is having to lasso them one at a time and write about them.
The Bible is easy – it’s already pre-herded.
So I had some expectations going in.
What I didn’t expect has been a really nice – and absolutely astounding surprise.
I really like you guys.
I really care.
It kind of tears me up.
I’m actually teary right now, just typing,
and I’m smiling too.
I really can’t thank you enough for reading.
And I think I have the best people on the whole internets reading me.
And I heart reading you guys too.
There’s just a lot of love – and – well – thank you.
That one I didn’t see coming.
And in the last couple of months I’ve written posts where I promised to pray for you guys, “top of every hour”. I’ll admit that I missed some hours – too many. But that responsibility I’ve taken very seriously. And honestly I’ve prayed most of the “top of every” hours.
It’s like a prayer-palooza
Just this last weekend I was praying all the time.
And here’s the big surprise from that.
I was praying about the severities in your life,
and how I wanted Our Lord to protect you,
and to help you see the beauty in the severity,
and that you have wisdom to choose your actions wisely in it,
and courage to advance into it, and not run away,
and it made me happy.
It really did.
And I totally didn’t see that coming.
Many of you know I’ve named this year “connecting”. I’ve prayed more about other people in the last 4 months then ever.
So with all the praying, and the joy that’s sprung from it, I thought I’d like to share with you guys some stuff about prayer.
I’ve always known that love prays.
But it’s more than that.
There’s stuff I’ve learned.
And I want to write about prayer for a little if you guys don’t mind.
In God’s Love.