I'm embarrassed when I see how long it's been since my last posting. I apologize to both of you who occasionally read this rag. My Aunt Fern tells me that she reads it sometimes, and a guy named Jeff B. has checked it out a few times. Other than them I can't figure out who the other 1,860+ hits to the site might be. Probably people who clicked accidentally while looking for something else. Oh well. Writing is mainly therapeutic anyway.
To be perfectly honest I don't have any burning issues driving me back here to write again, that is except for feelings of guilt for having started a blog and then pooping out on it. Why do I find it so hard to maintain consistency? I'm certainly not the first one to have asked that question. It seems like most of us humans are great starters but not so good at following through.
Permit me to offer some examples. All full of vim and vinegar we start diets, intent upon losing those ugly pounds. For the first two days or so things go smoothly, but then we start to lose our resolve. We look in the mirror and tell ourselves that it's not that big of a deal. First it's a bowl of ice cream, then a big meal out with friends, then a complete leap off the wagon.
We make a New Year's resolution to have personal devotions every day. We do all right for about a week, then we miss a couple of days. Now we are out of sync with our One Year Bible reading plan. To get back on course would mean reading all those extra chapters that we missed, which would take more time than we have right now. So... we set it aside thinking we'll catch up later.
Or how about this one? Our doctor says that we need exercise so we decide to start walking for a half hour every day. That works out for the first few days but then some bad weather rolls in and we rationalize that we wouldn't want to pick up a nasty cold or sore throat so we beg off from the daily stroll.
Does any of this sound familiar? We humans are great starters but our sticktoitiveness is often in short supply. I think this problem manifests itself in some other ways too. Marriages fail because people find it easier to jump into a new relationship than to take the time and trouble to fix the old one. People choose to leave their flawed church rather than invest in making it into the ideal church they've always dreamed of being a part of. It's about commitment.
Being aware of the problem puts us on the path toward a solution. I'm back to walking regularly again, and I plan to be more regular at posting to my blog. I will try to offer things worth reading, or things that will brighten your day.
Finally back in the blogger saddle,
P.S. If you read this leave a comment to let me know. My goal is to provide a dialogue place where we can share thoughts and ideas. Besides that I am pathetically dependent upon your feedback to keep me going.