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Deep as a Puddle is One Year Old!

Its a year to the day since I started blogging, and Im actually quite surprised I am still at it. It has being a very positive outlet for me. I've never being very good at journaling, but for some reason blogging has being a natural way for me to articulate where I am at, to process what I am working through and to keep friends up to speed with my movements. I love communicating whether that be speaking, chatting, writing, and blogging has being another outlet for this gift.

Scott McKnight explains very articulately the compulsion to write here when he said:

"...writing is a lifestyle, a way of life, a way of being, a modus operandi, a way of breathing and eating and drinking. Better yet, writing is a way of learning, a way of coming to know what someone wants to know, a way of discovering.

Writing is not something to do when everything else is cleared off the desk; no, it is something that makes order of the desk. I don’t get up wondering what I will write about, but I write about what I’m wondering. (That’s almost Chestertonian.) In other words, as Augustine spoke of “faith seeking understanding,” so writing is a pen seeking understanding".

Significant Posts
As I look back over the last year there are a couple of posts that were significant for me as I tried to express what was rumbling around inside my noggin.

This post on "denominations" was nice to finally get out.
There was the painful month of "movember" summarised here (seeing the growth of the molestache is like watching the evolution evil incarnating itself on a top lip).
The most scathing rants I had to make were a two part series on the christian bands subculture. Post one here, two here.
Probably the post I am most proud of is one that was the articulation of years and years of pain, hard lessons, questions, frustrations, disappointment in myself, and probably a bit of fear as to what other would think if I actually wrote what I thought - check it out here.
One of the many random adventures, but probably the best on the blog so far found here.
This post containing reflections after a fast from alcohol has sparked some good yarns in the real world.
I am continually frustrated to see how far and wide the prosperity gospel has spread. Its not just a myth folks. This post was written after yet another confrontation with the beast.
And last month it was very good to get honest about perceptions, and find some healing and perspective changes in the comments.
And it was nice to bang the "grace" drum again.

So to the bunch of you that read this from time to time, I am at a loss as to why, but thank you. Thank you for your comments and encouragement. I have shifted in view a number of times thanks to your wisdom and insight. And Im stoked at the genuine friendships that have occured with people that I wouldn't normally get to rub shoulders with thanks to this medium.

“Deep as a Puddle is One Year Old!”

  1. Blogger marko Says:

    dude, impressive sitemeter stats -- climbing in the summer months is punk rock, man.

  2. Blogger A. J. Chesswas Says:

    yeah great stuff mate... been great to see u cranking in the blogging world... it was always going to be just a matter of time... and you are WAY more articulate and interesting than you realise... as the sitemeter stats tell :) Bless ya mate - prob won't take u up on the cordial in Wainui offer, mind u its like the only town in NZ I've never been to so u never know!!

  3. Blogger P-Style Says:

    hey Sam, aren't you goign to be in the UK soon? Let me know if that's the case. . . be good to catch up for a beer.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    I'm thankful you blog. Apart from one meeting over dinner, blogging is the only way I know you... and my life is a little better for it :o)