I suppose if it is a blog – web log – then there should be more than one post. I started with a flurry and a fizzle. This exemplifies a few lessons I often teach as part of my 9 Pea POD: providence, purpose, passion, people, planning, process, performance, perseverance, and party. This blog, spawned in a moment by an article was not planned. Without the plan there was no process. Without the process there was no performance. The buck stops here.
So, I will pause and begin again.
Providence: I write this that you may know…(Luke) and test, and that I may better understand these thoughts I have which seek to please God and make life meaningful, simpler and more productive.
Purpose: Introspection Enabling Intellect and Intentional Influence as “Iron Sharpens Iron” (I overdo alliteration.).
Passion: Yes, I want to help others to grow while I pursue my own growth. It is a wonderful paradox I found many years ago, “the more I serve, the more I am served.” Teaching yields the higher education. Giving produces rich rewards. Sacrifice garners the great gain. I won’t pretend to understand. I won’t claim to have fully accomplished. I know the more I do help the more I want to help.
People: You (family, friends, fellows and followers)
Plan: Every third day. Jonah’s three days in the belly of a fish. Three days my Lord spent in the earth. Three day shift rotation of a firefighter, C-Shift. I will be writing frequently but not every day for an achievable regularity.
Process: Inserted reminders into calendar, scheduled.
Performance: Publishing, linking to Facebook and Twitter, and tracking increasing views and comments.
Perseverance: Daily time in reading, investigation and documentation.
Party: Celebration at month, 3 month, 9 month and anniversary.