A Christian Blog and a Christian Article Source
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If you want to know what this site is about, just keep reading.
In November of 2009, I had one of those nights where my body was exhausted, but my mind just would not stop. As I lay in bed begging the Lord to let me go to sleep, I was fixated on one thought. Buy the domain name bumponablog.com. You have to understand, at that point, the thought of creating a Christian blog had never even been on my radar. In truth, the idea of writing a Christian article to post on a Christian blog was really of no interest to me. In fact, to this day I’ve only visited an actual blog maybe once or twice, and that was really more by mistake than intention. My picture of a Christian blog, or any blog for that matter, was of people talking about themselves, or what they ate for breakfast, or how much they like that guy on American Idol. That’s really not the kind of thing I want to read… let alone write. Blogging, in the traditional sense, is still a bit self indulgent for my taste. Though I think there is always going to be a little “look at me” in all of us, I believe that if we’re going to ask people to read what we’ve written, it should contain at least some content of genuine substance and not just the overflow of our unbridled thoughts or feelings.
That being said, I’ve tried to throw some of our history out there on the “bumpy ride” page. Everyone has made their own journey to get where they are now, and we all have a story that is worth telling. The Lord cares about what we’ve gone through for the simple reason that he has ordained our steps from day one. Hopefully the lessons we’ve learned can help others avoid some of the mistakes we’ve made. If you choose to read a Christian article on this site, I pray that you will find that this is the perspective from which I tend to write. Most of what I’ve learned I’ve had to learn the hard way. My little wife and I have been serving as pastors and leaders in the local church since 1984. In that time, we’ve had seasons of great favor and blessing from the Lord. We’ve also endured the pain of many broken relationships, church splits, and political betrayals. My hope is that somehow, through it all, I’ve earned the right to comment on the Christian experience and that those comments would ultimately bring life, hope, and encouragement to those who are, like us, pressing ahead toward that which we have been called.
I believe that both the Christian blog and the Christian article should always reflect the character and person of Jesus. My desire is to shed light on the truth of Christ and to promote the belief that God, in his very nature, is good and completely worthy of our praise. As a believer, I want to be ever vigilant in my efforts not to spew any of my own doubt, fear, or bitterness onto others. This is especially true in the creation of this Christian blog or when aspiring to pen a Christian article. The Lord loves his church. He is crazy about his pastors and leaders, even in the midst of their human frailty and sinfulness. Therefore I hope to convey the utmost esteem for the local church and its leaders and to treat them both with the respect that is rightfully theirs. In short, I’m new to the world of the Christian blog so please be gracious enough to share your thoughts and comments with me when you have a chance.