It’s all about the likes

I guess I should have understood this a while ago, but there are times where I’m a bit slow on the uptake 1. I set out on this discipline of blogging every day simply because I thought it would be a healthy outlet for my wandering mind. To that end, this discipline has far exceeded…

Seven months in – A reflective look ahead

I’m not certain what I was expecting when I began this “blog every day” journey. It was inspired by my friend, Jamison, who felt a challenge to create “something” every day of 2015. This blog had been sitting idle and it pushed me to move ahead and simply write. I’m now in my seventh month…

Journey reflection – one month down

Exactly one month ago I began my year-long commitment to blog every day of 2105. After 30 days it’s shifted from chore to habit, and I’ve really enjoyed the process. I thought I’d take a moment to share some “one month in” thoughts. Patterns are good With the encouragement from some folks in my congregation,…

My Goal – Constructive Blogging

Thus far, I am enjoying this new discipline of blogging something every day. Blogging can be a difficult practice to do well, and I’m committed to making Painfully Hopeful a valuable destination for blog readers. As I begin this journey I want to make to myself regarding the nature of Painfully Hopeful. It would be…

Looking forward in 2015

My good friend Jamison had a conversation with me the other day about being intentional about creating something each and every day in the new year. Jamison has a wide array of creative interests, and his pursuit ought to be of extraordinary interest for folks. Make sure you bookmark the link for his Second Runnings…