Friday, October 12, 2007

One Year but Who's Counting?

Well, clearly I am not counting. It was actually October 7, 2006 when I put the first post up on this blog. My intent in beginning the blog was to talk about what God was doing in a positive and thought-provoking way. I had felt that in the SBC blogworld and maybe in the Christian blogworld in general that we were getting out a really negative message, that by focusing on all that was wrong we were missing all that God was doing. I don't know how effective I have been in influencing the blogosphere but it seems that a few faithful readers have been blessed and for that I am very thankful.

So, for the coming year I will continue to put up as many stories as God permits me to witness as His Great Story unfolds. You are always welcome to come by, comment and share in the journey. One of my favorite 'travel' songs was done by the all too secular artist Dan Fogelberg when I was still in High School. As best as I can remember it I will put it below for you to ponder. And thank you again for stopping by.

Along the Road by Dan Fogelberg

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road

Along the road your path may wander
A pilgrim's faith may fail
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Darkness obscures the trail

Cursing the quest, Courting disaster
Measureless nights forbode
Moments of rest, Glimpses of laughter
Are treasured along the road

Along the road your steps may stumble
Your thoughts may start to stray
But through it all a heart held humble
Levels and lights the way

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road
Somewhere along the road

8 comments:

addicted_to_chocolate said...

wow I really like that song or poem or whatever, it's really awesome. Ok daddyjon check out my blog, my new post is going to send you over the moon with joy. I promise you'll like it ok?
Love you!
Daddy's little girl forever!

Alan Knox said...

Happy belated blogiversay! Your voice is very important in many different contexts. I hope you continue sharing your stories with us. God is using you and the stories beyond your physical location.

-Alan

Anonymous said...

It's been a year already??? WOWWW!! Your stories are a true blessing to us here in the WEST, what an inspiration for sure. Still working on the Paul influence I suppose :) I have to kid you just a little!! Strider, God has used you in mighty ways along with many others so thankyou from the bottom of my heart I mean it!! As always looking forward to many more stories :) Angie.

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind but I left addicted a short message... Angie

addicted_to_chocolate said...

Daddy I love you!!!! I just wanted to say that, I know it has nothing to do with your post though. haha I wrote another post btw. Love you again!!!!

Rick said...

May the Lord bless you as you continue to show what God is doing in the middle earth.

Thanks for being faithful.

addicted_to_chocolate said...

Hey daddy I was looking at your favorite books yeah? and like I noticed that even though your blog is like Middle earth, Lord of the rings is not your favorite books... Just thought this was interesting. lol. love you!

CCMS said...

Thank you for your unique and positive contributions to the Christian blogosphere. The genuine love you have for God and ALL people is an encouragement.
CCMS