Award Sunday: 7×7 Link Award!

I really have to praise God! He has seen fit to allow me another opportunity for reward. I mentioned a few weeks ago that Deb from Two Minutes of Grace nominated me for the Versatile blogger award. At the same time she nominated me for the 7×7 Link Award and I am just now getting around to publicly receiving it. Thanks so much Deb. To you all you faithful readers out there please check out Deb’s words at Now onto the requirements of the reward:

Name seven unusual things about yourself:

1. I can quote the entire Green Lantern oath: “In brightest day in darkest night no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might beware my power Green Lantern’s light!”

2. I am a scyfy junky.

3. I am a Pentecostal Christian which I guess makes most people think I am unusual because I believe in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit including speaking in tongues.

4. I play the flute

5. I play the didgeridoo (badly)

6. I often read 7 or 8 books at a time.

7. I have preached the gospel in three countries so far.

the Second Requirement is that I give you seven of my “best” blogs in various categories:

Most Beautiful:

Most Helpful:  I did a series on I Corinthians 13 called “Ferocious” This is the first of the posts.

Most Popular: That’s Easy. this one was freshly pressed and got over 1000 hits.

Most Controversial:

Most Surprisingly Successful: Again “The Twelve Ways of Fall” from most popular. Still can’t believe it even got pressed.

Most Underrated: Pastor Wrinkles: Chapter Charts. People are afraid of ’em I think.

Most Pride Worthy:  A series again called “You Choose the View”

Finally I need to nominate seven bloggers for the same award. And the nominees are:

1. Rachel at

2. Angela at

3. Charles at

4. Melody at

5.  Patricia at


7.  Carrie at

Thanks again Deb!


Post a Day For NaNoWriMo

    I am almost to the place where I am posting everyday now anyway; So I thought I would take WordPress up on their new challenge and start posting every single day no skipsees for the next month in honor of National Novel Writing Month. Some days I might even use their writing prompts!

   Hey see you tomorrow!


Blog Buried

     I have learned so much about writing in the last few months. When my friend Nicole suggested blogging I recoiled from the idea (sort of). I felt like it would hem me in. While I have, over the years become a highly organized individual, my writing was one area in which I was still pretty laissez-faire.    I suppose something in me felt like accepting the structure of a blog (even though I controlled that structure) would somehow stifle my creativity.

    The idea for “Reinventing the We’ll” actually started to form when my children moved off to college. That was a year ago next week. As you can see by the dates of my first blogs, I resisted the urgings for some months.

       It was my son who really encouraged me to give it a try. I have found that contrary to my first thoughts blogging has actually increased my creativity. I am writing everyday. I am discovering how to write and publish against my deep insecurities about the imperfections of my work. Everyday my editing is becoming a little faster, a little better (long way yet to go).

    the writing part has been falling into place nicely. Yet I have discovered that writing is really only a part of the writing game. Blogging has begun to introduce me to a part of this world with which I have never had experience, building a readership. I asked my son how he thought I should go about it. It was suggested I should start reading and commenting on other blogs I felt were interesting.

    It seemed like sage advice so I started doing this. I have read many blogs and commented on some. Of course in order to leave a comment I have to leave my e-mail address in order for follow-up comments to be sent my way via notifications.

    Everything was working fine. I made it my goal to start following one or two new blogs a week. I have a system. I read until I find a blog I would like to comment on. I  write my comment and sign up for follow-up comments to be e-mailed to me. I usually subscribe to the blogs I comment on.

     I was getting ten or twenty follow ups a day off of six or seven blogs I had subscribed to. This was very manageable. It never occurred to me that the only reason I was having such an easy time of it was because all the blogs I had chosen had readerships only a little larger than mine. I was blissfully unaware that there were monsters in the water, some having not hundreds but thousands of readers.

     A few weeks ago I found just such a monster. His was a really informative blog on, of all things, “blogging”. I was very excited and at the finish I commented with a request for resources to look into. I followed my system, checked off the spaces for follow-up comments and subscribed to the blog. Then I went to bed.

       My sleeping self was unaware that slowly ever so slowly through the night I was being blog buried. I awoke and followed my morning routine. At work I opened up my computer and called up my e-mail. EIGHT PAGES OF FOLLOW UP COMMENTS!!! I am still having nightmares.