Due to Brother Maynard's latest campaign, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself to any of you who are new to this blog. Since my profile is fairly sketchy, here are a few of the basics of who I am.
I am middle-aged (not sure when that happened, but I don't wear bifocals yet).
I would say that I am a student of the emerging/missional conversation.
The aspect of emerging that I relate to is the willingness to deconstruct established structures and paradigms of church in order to reimagine the possibilities of what church could/should be.
I am a missional wannabe. Aware of my own tendencies toward selfishness, I am praying (begging) for a deeper revelation and understanding of God's missional nature and a greater expression of being missional in my life.
Currently reading -
Forgotten Way - Alan Hirsch
Rules of Engagement - Derek Prince
Recently read -
Dreaming with God - Bill Johnson
Permission Granted - Graham Cooke
Exiles - Michael Frost
Also, I am almost always reading something fiction. In the last month I've read a couple books by Karen Kingsbury, and a few others by Linda Nichols, Hannah Alexander, and Kristen Heitzmann.
And I skim 100 blogs in my spare time.
Favorite current TV:
Dancing with the Stars (I like the top 4.)
American Idol (Go Blake!)
I enjoy watching these with the kids:
House and Bones
Coffee - I like it strong and black
Margaritas - only when we go out for Mexican food
Wine - I usually prefer a shiraz or riesling
I like almost anything except country.
My radio is tuned to a christian station.
I like David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Todd Agnew.
For worship lately, I am enjoying Kimberly Rivera.
I started blogging at a very lonely time in my life. Except for a couple of dear friends, I really had no one I could talk to about what we had experienced at our former church.
The blog became a place for me to express thoughts that I couldn't voice anywhere else. It also became a record of the detoxing process and our journey from that point.
It is now where I sort through and process all that I am learning. I have come to value greatly the interaction with those who respond to the things that I post. In fact, that is where I learn the most, as others bring perspective and nuance to the things I am wondering about.
I appreciate those who take the time to read and/or comment here. Therefore, I attempt to respond to comments consistently, although regretfully not always promptly due to limited computer time during the week.
I would like for this to be comfortable place where you feel welcome to join the conversation. I would love to have an opportunity to get to know you also.
If you are new or have been a lurker, how about saying hello and sharing:
a. A little something about you. AND/OR
b. What is the focus of your blog writing or reading.
If you are a regular, how about saying hello and sharing:
a. A little-known something about you. AND/OR
b. A burning question you've always wanted to ask me. ;)
Don't be shy!