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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Blogiversary 

The beginning of September, September 9 to be exact, marks my third blogiversary. I started my blog September 9, 2003 to mark moving out to Limon to begin my internship here. It's kind of a "taking stock" moment.

(Another taking stock moment- realizing you're the only male at the county fair wearing sandals. But that's a different kind of moment.)

I've written an awful lot on my blog in the last three years. I know I've tapered off pretty bad over the last couple of months. It just kind of stopped being fun for a while. I frequently think about it, and intend to do more on it, but then in the actual moment it just doesn't happen. And it also occurred to me that all the words I've written over the last couple of years could easily be a book or two, so I started writing a book. But then I discovered that writing a chapter for your book and writing on your blog are really two completely different mental exercises, at least for me, and the one doesn't really transition easily into the other. So I'm working on my book, but that's coming pretty slow anyway and I still wasn't writing anything on my blog. So that's not really any kind of excuse.

It's been a good three years out here on the eastern plains of Colorado. I teach two Bible studies and one Sunday school a week and preach three times on Sunday. I guess you can say you're doing the right thing with your life when people keep wanting you to do more of it. And I'm going to keep going with the blog, though I'm not making any promises. It's kind of amazing to me that I still have readers when I went about two months without a post. So thanks everyone for reading, and I guess I'll keep writing.

Comments:
Wow, Good luck with your book. Hard to believe you have been in Limon for 3 years. It does not seem so long. God definately has you in good places. He knows a good one when He sees one I guess. :) Hope to see you guys soon. Side note: you started your blog one day before mine and Dougs anniversary.(7 years the 10th):)
 
Matt,
What is the book about? I want a free autographed copy!
 
Happy Blogiversary, Matt! I read your work often - I'll be sharing the "dress" post with the student cast to consider. And of course, I'll tell them this wise pastor in Colorado used to be in their spot. God Bless Us, Everyone, Bettyann
 
Good to hear from you, Bettyann! And thanks for the kind words.

Lee,
The book is intended to be an introduction to Christianity from a decidedly Reformed perspective, yet suitable for people basically unfamiliar with Christianity in any form. I've got about ten thousand words so far.
 
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