I have now published over 400 blog posts; the one you are now reading is #402. As a result of this milestone I have decided that a major change is in order.
Prior to today, many of you have tuned in here each weekday to read a mostly humorous post. Sure, there is normally a spiritual application at the end, but the majority of each post has been devoted to silliness. After over 400 posts like this I believe that it is time that my blog “grew up.”
It is time to get serious.
There is only one problem–I am not sure what my new focus should be. The number of serious issues that I could devote this blog to is staggering. Frankly, I’m tired of thinking about it. This is where you come in. Maybe you can help me make a decision.
Here are a few of the possibilities that I have been pondering; tell me what you think.
1. Jay Leno’s chin. His chin has mesmerized my imagination for years. How did it get to be so big? Can it be seen from outer space? What could it be used for? I could do a series of posts about things that are smaller than his chin. Rhode Island, for instance.
2. Tomax and Xamot. Also known as the Crimson Twins, they are the identical mirror twin brothers who co-lead Cobra’s elite troops (the Crimson Guard) in the G.I. Joe universe. And they are fascinating. They share a connection that is often referred to as the “Corsican Syndrome” that enables them to finish each others sentences and feel each others pain. For those of you wondering if I really am a nerd–the answer is YES! How much more evidence do you need?
3. Cooking with Pop-Tarts. Food blogs are interesting; food blogs featuring Pop-Tarts would be a-mazing. Pop-Tart Loaf. Kung Pao Pop-Tarts. Pop-Tart Lasagna. Pop-Tarts Au Gratin. The possibilities are endless. And delicious.
4. Evil-looking ostriches. You don’t think ostriches look evil? Think again:
On second thought…..
Maybe I don’t need to make any changes at all.
Maybe my blog is fine just the way it is.
Maybe I don’t need to shake things up.
Maybe you don’t either.
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
It seems that a lot of the people I am around are thinking about making big changes in their lives. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unless they are supposed to be standing still.
The big changes are exciting. The big changes get our juices flowing. The big changes get the most attention.
But sometimes we need to simply be still and know that He is God.
Maybe that is what you need to do.
Think about it.
And sorry about that ostrich picture. That was just wrong.
(What are some other things that you think I should focus on? What else is small than Jay Leno’s chin? Have you ever seen a worse picture of an ostrich? Have you ever made a change when you should have stood still? Share away!)