Celebrating 2 Years of Daily Blogging

Today I celebrate two years of daily blogging.  Amazingly, I have now written at least one post every day for the last two years. A year ago I reflected on my first 365 days.  This year, I opt for an approach that is more celebrative than reflective.  I celebrate Friendships - those that have emerged or developed as a result of my writing Learning - the ongoing opportunity to be a lifelong learner (and to relate what I am learning in community -- see friendships above) Discipline - Read More …

Tattoos for Lent?

In recent years I have heard about many non-traditional Lenten disciplines.  Chris Seay, pastor of Ecclesia Church in Houston, provided his congregation a unique opportunity that "combines the ideas of sacrifice and devotion that mark the Lenten season."  More specifically, he asked them to consider getting a tattoo of one of the stations of the cross. So What? Writing for CNN, Dan Merica reports that more than 50 people associated with the congregation Seay pastors have responded. Read More …

Reflecting on 365 Days of Daily Blogging

I launched this blog in June of 2009, and started posting on a daily basis a year ago.  Over the last 365 days I have learned a great deal, including: writing blog content is different from all other writing creating and using a standard template for each type of post (e.g., book reviews) provides helpful structure timely topics attract readers, especially those in the current news cycle posts with the greatest hit counts are, almost exclusively, those shared by others via social Read More …