Thursday, April 23, 2009

Getting started

This is the first of what I hope will be regular entries in this blog. I’ve hesitated in starting a blog because of the pressures I put on myself about writing. It’s the same kind of pressure that, ironically, has always kept me from being a good correspondent with family and friends. Somewhere down deep is this little voice saying, “If you’re going to write a ______ [letter, blog, whatever], it has to be good and complete” – as if my college composition instructor, Dr. Hennigan, might turn it back to me covered with red ink. So I don’t write letters much, and I’ve avoided blogging until now, because I’ve feared that what I had to say wouldn’t be “publication-worthy.”

Oh well. As God so often says to me (and all of us, if we have ears to hear), “Get over yourself, and do what I tell you.” So this little journal will, I hope, be at least an exercise in that kind of faithfulness, the kind I think God has in mind for most of us – discipleship in small bytes.


  1. Glad you are doing this :-)

    it'll be fun to read

  2. John, I always enjoy your writings and sermons. I can tell that you put a lot of time and thought into them but I like them because they come across so practical, down to earth and meaningful. You capture well how God works in our everyday lives, in simple things and in relationships. Enjoy your writing and I will enjoy reading them.
    Beverly Rush