Archive for December, 2007

Gotta Digg, Gotta Digg, Gotta make this story big

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Does your blog ever feel heavy?

Do you have lots of things to say but when it comes down to writing it your fingers are too heavy to type them out.  A lot of what I’ve been processing is in my basement.  I’ve been doing lots of upgrades around the house.  Most of my basement had no insulation to speak of.  Now half of it has something and it is definitely warmer than before.  It was an incredible amount of working tearing down all the layers of the old walls.  It was good honest work that comes with a strong sense of accomplishment.  I’m somewhat motivated by winter itself.  I know that each room I finish is going to drop my natural gas bill even more.

I feel a certain aimlessness about my blog.  I don’t enjoy pontificating about church issues much anymore…mostly because I think our main issues go much deeper than how we organize ourselves.  It is really hard for me to read blogs that continually talk about church stuff.  My other main interests fall under the environment and energy and both of issues can be so darn depressing.  When someone gets me talking about all I’ve learned on those two subjects I usually ruin someone’s day.

I was doing some research for another post and I cam across the growing field of Near Death Experiences.  There are a couple of websites that contain the accounts of people who believe they died, experienced something and came back.  Some of the accounts are surprisingly consistent with Christian theology and some come across sounding "new agey."  Is that a word?  Anyway…Because some of these accounts offer a profound perspective on life  it has forced me to think through some of the things Jesus said.  Listing to a novel perspective, even if it is flawed, can challenge one to think through things from a different angle.  At the very least I’ve been thinking more about whether the actions in my life are actions of love.  I’ve been thinking a bit more about a few occasions where I said accurate things harshly with a desire to hurt more than heal.  In the past I always thought anything can be said regardless of motives as long as it is true.  I’m not so sure of that anymore.

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