I'm sorry because as time goes along I find myself with less and less to say online, and less and less time to say it. And the funny thing about having a blog is the pressure to keep it up. No one likes reading stuff more than a few days old (and with things like Twitter out there, a few days might as well be a few years).
The blogging territory being carved out these days seems to be between those who make money by doing it, those with recipes and DIY ideas, and those simply reposting stuff from the aforementioned. This is neither. This blog is pretty much just musings.
I have kept track of my recent musings on whatever little notepads are at hand; here are some of the best of those, in chronological order. Keep in mind this is a random sampling of mostly unrelated thoughts; some quotes, song lyric ideas, some deep notes, and a few general observations. So without further ado, step into my notebook.
"Not too many people get killed doing this; they just get hurt really bad." — a guy named Nick, in reference to mountain biking
"That's the thing about pressure; it can either refine, or destroy. You choose." — my friend Ben, on fatherhood
"In essentials, unity. In nonessentials, liberty. In everything, charity." — Philip Melanchthon
"Never be afraid of failure. The same Spirit that's got our backside is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead." — my uncle Gary
"Be ready to wade through a huge pile of crap today." — my friend Jeff, on counseling people
My love language is Holcomb.
Sleepers only dream of being awake.
"The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice." — WWII RAF airman
" The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." — Friedrich Buechner
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." —Gil Bailie
The most meaningful things in my life are the things that I've committed to. And those things aren't things; they're people.
And I'll kiss you like the war's over.
Christianity has a marketing problem. Christianity is marketed; that's the problem.
The question about marriage is really, "Who says?" It is a matter of who ultimately decides what marriage is.
I've got a song for every day.
Everybody's thinking it but no one stops to ask
Is the world moving too slow or are we moving too fast?