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Monday, October 02, 2006

Blog-it-all, anyways!

I thought about making another blog just so that I could do the personal day-to-day stuff so that if someone knew me, but didn't want to hear about my God, they could go there. (I had in mind certain family members, friends, etc.) I could write about sewing flags for the band, or what happened at competitions. I could write about shopping and what a heck of a day I had at work today, and trying to budget and stuff.

And if someone wanted to read about my God, but didn't want to read about how I would respond to life at the BMV, they wouldn't have to. (really can't think of anyne who would only want to read about my theological wrestling matches.) I could write about submission issues and trusting God and struggling with the concept of covenent children.

I could even have a third blog about the really edgy subject of Planned Parenthood. There I could really be alone with my thoughts.

Then I thought that I am who I am, and I am not without Christ. The life I live I live in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

So, being the one track mind type of person that I am, I am sticking with one blog. This way, when I talk about my struggles with various sins, it is in the context of the things that God teaches me as a soldier in the struggle in this world with powers and principalities, as a mother, as a wife, and as a sister in Christ. In a separate blog, I thought, I might be tempted to make much of my kids, my writing, my hobbies, or (most likely) my love of grumbling against the shortcomings of others.

I couldn't do it (two blogs are too much for me to keep up with) and I couldn't recommend it to myself (two blogs are too much temptation to hide my gods from each other in separate boxes).

I want my whole self to be exposed in one place so that I don't come to think of myself as all right, too right. If only people with this or that interest go to blog A they may not see that what is there is sin, because the root is exposed only in blog B.

Psalm 141:5 for me:

5 Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—it is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it.
Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;

6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.


Erica said...

You came to a good conclusion. Without God, you are leaving out a part of who you are. Besides, it is your blog.

Here am I talking, who started a new blog to just talk about running. It is on my running blog though that I have posted the godly stuff lately, just because I memorize verses when I run. There is just something about the rythmic pace of my feet hitting the ground that makes memorizing easier. Anyway, hope things are going good.

Rachel Pierson said...


Thats's cool. Actually I have seen a couple of people (you are one) who started up specialty blogs. That's why I kind of had to think it through.

It's cool, though that you memorize scripture while running, and that your speirituall thinking has flowed into your running blog. I will have to check it out.