My First Blogiversary

It is hard to believe, but one year ago, today, I threw my hat into the blogging ring. My brother had been telling me about his blog and it seemed like a good idea.

I wasn’t sure exactly what my blog would become or where it would lead. Like many, I looked forward to the opportunity to simply “think out loud”, writing down the ideas that bounce around inside my cranium from time to time. I did have hopes that I would be able, in some small way, to encourage others to walk closer to Christ. I hoped to perhaps connect with other believers and gain a broader perspective of what God is doing around the world. I hoped to maybe share a chuckle along the way by simply talking about the everyday happenings of life.

Let me just say that, thanks to you, my readers, blogging has greatly exceeded my expectations.

In the past year, I have been informed, entertained, challenged, corrected, affirmed, encouraged, enriched, befriended, inspired, and uplifted.

I have had both my faith and practice challenged in positive ways. I have had my salvation questioned by both Calvinists and Arminians (I am still trying to figure out where that places me theologically) :-). I have encountered spirited debates with compassionate people that prove that Christians can work beyond theological differences.

I have met fellow pastors, teachers, professors, students, musicians, missionaries, radio DJ’s, authors, seamstresses, computer technicians, homeschool moms (and dads), writers, pundits, photographers and wild hog hunters.

As you can tell, I am focusing mainly upon the upside of blogging. There have been negatives, but they are greatly outweighed by the positives. 

Each of you have touched my life in a special way. Your unique perspectives and experiences have caused my awareness of the scope of life and truth to expand. Every blog listed in my blogroll, and several that aren’t have had an impact on my thinking in the last year.

Cameron, thanks for giving me the nudge to get started in this. Thanks to each of you for your friendship. Most of all, thanks to our Savior, because of His love and His word, I will never lack for something to say.

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18 responses to “My First Blogiversary

  1. Well done. Keep on blogging.

  2. Happy Blogiversary! 😉

  3. Good job for staying with it for a whole year! Congradulations!

  4. Woohoo! Happy blogiversary, my friend! Here’s to an even better second year 🙂

  5. Keep up the good work, my friend.

  6. Gordon, you provide such fantastic insights for me that if I feel like I need to get “grounded” spiritually, I know I can come here. I look forward to being grounded for another year.

    (you know? if I said that when I was 13 it would have had another meaning!)

  7. Congrats on one year! Everytime I read your posts it makes me glad I had a small part in encouraging you to get started.

    “Most of all, thanks to our Savior, because of His love and His word, I will never lack for something to say.”

    And btw, you’ve never lacked for something to say APART from the Savior’s love and word.
    🙂

  8. Congrats on your one year mark!

    You’re a great blessing here and I’m so thankful you’ve been blessed in doing it. I pray God will continue to bless you here and in all He directs you in.

  9. Happy blogiversary! Your posts and comments have encouraged me. I look forward to interacting with you more this year.

    -Alan

  10. Congratulations! Happy anniversary. I always look forward to reading your posts.

  11. Happy blogiversary. I appreciate your blog and the good posts ! All these other good bloggers only get to read the messages in the posts , but I get a double dose cause I get to hear the rest of the message in sunday services.I’m like DK only it takes all the other christian blogs [ and yours] to help keep me on my best behavoir. Blessing to you and may GOD lead you in every thing you do in the blogging world and keep on blessing us at HIS HOUSE in every time we have a Church Meeting ! RON.

  12. Well Happy Blogiversary! You’ve had some very thought provoking posts! I love it!

  13. Well done, Gordon! Your blog is an inspiration, always focused on Christ–always. Here’s to your next year.

  14. Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. You guys are the blessings that make blogging worthwhile.

  15. Happy Blogiversary Gordon! Look forward to more insightful reading in 2007.

  16. Thanks, Bob, it’s always great to have you stop by.

  17. Congrats! Keep up the good work!

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