This post is a preview of next week here at Ragamuffin Ramblings. I have noticed with the frequency of blogging, I rarely pour out on the written pages of my journal. Since I have been been blogging more and more over the course of the last 6-7 years (has it been that long?!?!), I notice less and less physical writing in my journal; a pastime I cannot ever imagine being rid of (I’d likely die inside). So here is a preview of what all my posts next week will look like…
I love my Google Reader. It is my preferred reader for all the blogs and sites I follow. Regardless of the reader you use, we all know you never really read every post by every person in your reader. For some of us, it would take days to do that. It’s just information overload at some point. When your reader has nearly 30 new posts a day, it is necessary to skim. For me, here are the posts I NEVER skip.
1. Ragamuffin Soul – Carlos Whittaker’s blog says he is “an artist, pastor, thinker, experience architect, and Web 2.0 junkie.” I love his blog because it is creative, inspiring, and simple to read and interact with.
2.Michael Hyatt’s Blog – Michael is the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. His blog is a crisp and clean page with great insights for leaders, writers, and bloggers.
3. Heart of Campus Ministry – I do not include this just because I am a regular contributor. The guys at HOCM truly do exemplify their title, and their love and insights are evident for any whose heart beats for the people group we call “college students”
4. Refusing to Tiptoe - Sarah is a student, an artist, and a creative. She may even be nervous I am even including her in this blog, but more people should know about her writing and thoughts and heart.
5. Jesse Peterson’s Blog – Jesse is a close friend of mine, and his blog may best be described as “misadventures of a young worship leader”. Anyone involved in leading worship in any capacity would benefit from the insights he processes here.
What are the blogs you never skip? (this is your chance for shameless plugs)
As a response to a recent post by my buddy Kyle Lacy, YOU will be writing Ragamuffin Ramblings next week. The only thing you will find here is a series of questions I desire to hear your thoughts and reflections on.
It is my hope to form a question each day, and those questions may come from a variety of directions. So keep your eye out and please stop by with your comments and responses.
Next week is going to be “Prayer Week” at Ragamuffin Ramblings. It is my intention to post a prayer each day. There are several reasons I will be doing this, but there are a couple reasons I am NOT posting my prayers. I am NOT posting my prayers because…
1. It is National Day of Prayer
Okay, the NDP is actually May 11, but it solidifies the fact this is NOT the reason I’ll be posting prayers next week. I once heard Jackson Senyonga, a Ugandan evangelist, say, “The National Day of Prayer is like running in, punching the devil in the face, and then running out.”
Prayer should be much more of a lifestyle and as frequent and essential to us as oxygen, which leads to the second reason I am NOT posting my prayers next week…
2. Because everyone will see
I am NOT posting my prayers next week because I want people to see them. I am not posting my prayers for all to see “as the hypocrites do”. The hypocrites pray out loud on the street corners because they think they will be recognized for their many words.
I can assure you that my prayer life far from includes me in that group. In fact, my prayer life has faultered greatly, and I am need of an inciting incident to move me to prayer. It is my hope to see this next week as that very spark.