Just to Put Something Up

Blogging is a tricky endeavor. My first week of bivocatinalism left me zero time to blog. The problem is that once you take a day off you tell yourself, “I can just do a really good post tomorrow that will make up for skipping a day.” Then you are 2 days behind and the stakes get higher. By the end of the week you start dismissing all of your blog ideas becuase none of them are this amazing prolific post you need to get back in the game. So here’s some multi-topic ramble to get things up and going.

The Job

Work is terrrific. It’s also tiring. I walk…a lot. I think I’m going to get skinny again like when I was a waiter. I’m not looking forward to that. I work with a great crew of people I just like to be around. They call me, “Church.” (You can’t say it “cherch” it’s more like “ch-uh-ch”) Apparently my addiction is immediately evident upon meeting me.


As far as worship leading goes. I’ve had to drop tasks like crazy. I cut and cut and prioritized and cut some more and still ended up work-o-holic-ing my week. My daughter added, “Spend time with Eve-Marie” to my to-do list. Apparently she’s noticed my increase in busyness and thinks she’ll get left out. She’s right. This week failed. I need to recalibrate going forward.

The Bail-out

I am so angry over this. I have lost almost all respect for President Bush. This was the stupidest move ever invented. It was billed as a “we have no choice, it’s this or nothing.” That’s a wicked lie. There were many free market solutions. Alabama Senator, Richard Shelby did me proud.

Some Good Stuff

Mark Dirscoll is writing a free ebook called, “Porn-again Christian.” If you are man you need to read this and then point all of your buddies to it as well. The first chapter is up on his website. More chapters are coming soon.

I usually find Bob Kauflin’s blog painfully boring, but this video was SPOT ON:

My only qualm with this video is that it’s long on theory and short on practicality. It’s easy to pointificate about how noble it is to embrace paradox and “healthy tensions” but living them out is infinitely difficult. Bob sets up a problem for us and then doesn’t offer any solutions. Then again maybe I should read his book instead of making fun of his video. Check out 3 other top-notch videos here.

7 Responses to “Just to Put Something Up”

  1. 1 Sarah Chia October 4, 2008 at 7:33 am

    I thought you did a pretty rockstar job of week one. Sure, we need some tweaks for the future, but I’m guessing you won’t have to fill out mounds of new employee papers after this, so that’ll free up some time.

    And I agree about Bush. He was on pretty thin ice in my opinion from some other things recently, but this one takes it. I’ll be ready for McCain to take office in January. (But if Obama wins, I think we should seriously consider moving to Jamaica.)

  2. 2 Tyler October 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Just don’t become a once a week blogger Billy 🙂

  3. 3 Matt October 4, 2008 at 10:10 am

    My worry is that McCain will be more of the same…and if he croaks, Palin will be in charge…just not too sure about that…still trying to figure it out…

  4. 4 Al Sr. October 4, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Billy glad all is going so well..I’m excited for you and tellyour friens Palin will do a fine job. Penacostal believes in the Holy Spirit would nnot have an abortion even though she new her unborn child had Down Syndrome I feel sheis a good vote foe prolife
    Love Mom

  5. 5 BethIvy October 7, 2008 at 10:22 am

    looks like we’re having some similar times..i’ve been a blog-abandoner myself recently.

    but it sounds like God is getting ready to do some great things with your ministry (in and out of church). that’s pretty sweet.

    i’ll be keeping you in my prayers, please keep me in yours.

  6. 6 jordan October 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Dude, post when you have something good to say. Don’t fall into the blogging trap and pressure of “gotta post.” You need some sabbath time between your now two jobs and familial duties. Do it when you have time. If it needs to be when it needs to be yet when it is it rocks, people will still read you.

  7. 7 alex October 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Billy, good to hear things are going well. We’ll be praying for you as you adjust. And I like Jordans’s advice – just post when you can & when you feel like saying something. We’ll still be here.

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