It’s Twitterific Thursday, where I write 14o words, more or less, about a subject.
Go ahead and admit it.
You make lists.
Maybe you don’t write them down, but you make mental lists.
These lists consist of people you don’t want to hang around with or want to avoid.
They are made up of what you think makes people square with God.
Who can be in certain positions at church.
The bottom line is we make lists according to how we value people.
Lists of people to exclude.
Let’s make new lists.
Lists of who we need to meet.
Lists of who we need to love.
Lists of people to include.
Go ahead. Make your list.
As you can tell from the title, this may be the last 140 Words post. I love doing this every week, but they are some of the least read posts that I do. I’m also going to be doing another series called First Church Year, so I’m not sure I really want to continue two series. What do you say, faithful readers?
It’s Twitterific Thursday, where I write something in 140 words, more or less. Today I share some of my 2012 goals.
Today I want to share my six 2012 goals with the multitudes of Deucology readers. Some of you may ask, “Why six?” My smart-aleck answer is because there aren’t seven. Seriously, though, I can’t really answer that question. These are six key things I want to achieve this year. They aren’t my only goals, but they are the ones I want to share with you. So, if you’ve made it this far, here are my 2012 goals.
- Run my first marathon at the Kiawah Marathon on December 8.
- Attend Bryan Allain’s Killer Tribes conference on March 31.
- Have an idea for a book that I have outlined by July 1.
- Read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series by December 31.
- Lose 30 pounds by December 31.
- Read the Bible beginning March 1 by October 31.
What are your goals for 2012?
This week I am not blogging about anything too serious. Today, I just want to tell you what to expect as you read here on Deuceology in 2012.
Some of the most popular posts that I have had this year are my church search posts. I will continue these until we have settled on a church. Once we do settle on one, I want to begin a new series tentatively called First Year In Church.
I have another idea for a series called The God Who Intrudes. I would like to turn that one into a book, so if you hang in there with me on it, you will hopefully be getting a preview.
Twitterific Thursday is not going anywhere. It will continue to be my Thursday post (like it could be another day. Twitterific Tuesday doesn’t have the same ring to it)
Saturdays will have the weekly roundup.
I am starting to make plans to attend the Killer Tribes conference in March. Hopefully I can pick up some ideas that will make this whole Deuceology thing better.
I continue to find my “voice” so expect some things that even I can’t anticipate at this point
Thank you for reading and I hope to interact with all of you even more in the coming year.
It’s Twitterific Thursday. Time for a post of 140 words, more or less.
By now you have probably put up your Christmas tree. You may have read the Christmas lights that I wrote about a couple of days ago it. Even if you don’t, there is one important ingredient to every tree.
You may have balls and different characters on your tree. Maybe some home-made ornaments.
Like lights, ornaments bring joy into my life.
Ornaments remind me of what Jesus brings into the lives of those of us who follow Christ. He decorates us with all sorts of wonderful things like the fruit of the Spirit.
Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control.
We don’t have to search for these ornaments. They are already there. He has given them to us. He has hung them on us.
These are just some of the things that Christmas ornaments remind me of.
What are some other ornaments that Christ has decorated us with?
It’s Twitterific Thursday and it’s Thanksgiving. You probably know the drill by now. I write a post in 140 words, more or less.
Today is Thanksgiving. I’m not sure what I should write about today.
Should I write about all of the things that I am thankful for today? Christ, Salvation, Marriage, Children, Family, Health, Job and more?
Should it be that I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart?
Should it be about my prayer life and how I should not be anxious for anything, but by prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let my requests be made known to God?
What is the answer to what my blog post should be about today?
The answer is yes. Yes to all of these.
I am thankful for all of this and more. I need to strive to come to God with thanksgiving in my heart. I need to lay down any anxiety and trust Him through prayer.
How about you? What does Thanksgiving mean to you today?
It’s Twitterific Thursday and the Deuceology blog is back to regular scheduled programming. On Thursdays, I write 140 words or less about a subject.
Every morning just over the mountains to my east, I see the sun come up. It happens sometime just after 7 am this time of year. Even though I know better, I act as though the sun revolves around the earth. I live life as though earth is the center of the solar system.
Do I live any differently in my life with Christ? Do I proclaim Him Lord and live as though He revolves around me? Do I live as though He comes into my life at a certain point everyday and leaves at another? Do I live as though I am the center of the universe and Christ makes my life comfortable?
Or is Christ the Blazing Sun of my universe?
How about you?
I lied. Didn’t mean to. I did plan to discontinue Twitterific Thursday. Evidently it has some fans. And I realized over the last week that I like it too. So it will continue to be a regula series on the Deuceology blog. Now, on with the show.
Today I want to write 140 words or less about Twitterific Thursday. If you’ve noticed, my posts have undergone some changes this week. I have managed to paint myself out of a corner.
I’m not blogging about dreams on Mondays.
I’m not doing a Two for Tuesday on Tuesdays.
I’m not doing a Follow Friday any more.
I’m not doing 140 words or less on Thursday.
No, I couldn’t let this one go. I like this one the best of all of those days. I have taken this one as a challenge. Chad Jones even mentioned this one in his blog’s most recent Haterade edition. Why keep this one? It allows me to be creative in a totally different way than I usually am.
140 Words or less isn’t going anywhere. As Paul Harvey said, “Stay tuned for more.”
It’s Thursday. That means today is Twitterific. I will write about a subject in 140 words. Or less.
In the grand scheme of things I am a new blogger. I’ve had blogs for almost three years, but I have only been a regular blogger for a hair over two months. I’ve learned some things and will learn more. Here are a few.
Be careful about humor. Few people have as warped a sense of humor as I do.
Don’t pick fights or argue with anyone via your blog. No one will win. More than likely I will look bad.
Be transparent. Be real. Be honest.
Be positive. Be kind. Be nice. Be loving. Be humble
Be consistent. People actually begin to look for you on a daily basis.
Write even if no one is reading. Someone will.
Do it so that the Lord will be glorified.
It’s Twitterific Thursday. Today I write 140 words or less about high school.
Was high school good for you? My 25th class reunion is coming up Saturday. I have been thinking about what high school was like. I wasn’t happy back then. I had a terrible self-image. I thought few people liked me. I thought being popular would be the answer.
I wish I could tell my young self a few things. I would tell him that popularity is a myth. I would tell him to be nicer to some people. I would tell him to be friends with everyone. I would tell him to relax and enjoy what he had. I would tell him to laugh more and worry less. I would tell him to enjoy it all, because pretty soon you will be looking at it through the lens of twenty-five years.
Good advice to heed now, too.