After enjoying and being inspired by blogs written by the original Pearson clan (Connie, Laura, Matt and Julie) for so long, waiting any longer to jump in and enjoy the fun is just not an option. Connie and I visited the local indoor pool today. If you know me, you know the water is ALWAYS freezing cold. Today was no exception and those first few minutes in the water were traumatic until the nerves in my skin gave up and stopped screaming, “get out!”
This first splash into the “blogosphere” is incredibly similar. After spending too much time on the edge trying to get the courage to jump in, here I am in the cold, unforgiving pool of blog writers and readers. Now that I am in, surely a few “strokes of the pen” will help me to warm up and start getting acclimated much like swim strokes do in a virtual, or should I say non-virtual pool do. Which one is virtually virtual in todays language, I’m not sure.
At any rate, both activities require a measure of faith on some level, which leads me into the first subject which will appear regularly as I take advantage of this amazing medium of communication. If you have read my About profile, you already know that I plan to explore five subjects which are the passions of my life. Those are: Faith, Family, Finances, Fishing and Furry Friends. Please excuse the alliteration, but again, if you know me you know those words pretty well sum me up.
As I finish this first attempt to connect with the world, allow me to shed some light on the name of my blog. As you know, a doxology is a short hymn that expresses praises to God. Since I’ve been referred to so much by people outside my family as “doc”, the play on words seemed appropriate. Then, as I thought more about it, I realized that the whole purpose of life, anyone’s life, is to give praise to God. And, as my late mother-in-law said many times, “life is short”. So, to tie it all together, I hope any blog I write, every day I live and, in the end, the message left behind will separately and as a whole give praise to God.
If you are a human being, you have a need for faith. Problem is, we human beings tend to put our faith in the wrong thing or person. I can hardly wait to share with you some of what I have and what I am learning about faith in the only Person who deserves our faith.
If you are a human being, you have a need for family. While all families have “warts” so to speak, nothing compares to the strength and stability gained from being a part of a family. I’d love to share experiences from tearful grief to aching laughter related to family life.
If you are a human being, you need to understand more about finances. No, that is not a dirty word. As a matter of fact, the Bible has literally volumes to say on the subject of finances. If one ever learns all the biblical principles, then there are other sources on the subject as well.
If you are a human being, surely at least some aspect of fishing will fill a deep need within your soul. Don’t believe me? Just give me a chance to convince you.
If you are a human being, you can relate to some, many, or all of the furry friends we call pets. We’ll explore that bond as well as research some helpful ways to enrich our lives and improve the loving care they receive from we human beings.
Great job, Dad! Welcome to the blogosphere! You’re off to a great start, and I can’t wait to read more. 🙂 I love you!
Dad, I love it!!!!! I am so grateful that the wisdom that I have had on a daily basis from you for the past 35 years will now be available for the blogosphere! Seriously, if your wisdom doesn’t make people better and more lovers of our great God, I don’t know of what can.
Thanks for taking the plunge. I love you!
Keep it up, Steve, enjoyed reading it.
Yay!! Daddy’s a blogger! I love it Daddy. Can’t wait to read more. The water’s warm! 🙂