Being the Internet addict that I am, I have come across these things called "blogs." My husband will sometimes come into the computer room and ask, "So, whose blog are you reading now?" I'll tell you how I first found them.
Upon hearing about the youth group accident outside of Abilene, TX a few months ago, I was trying to find out more about it. I "googled" Mike Cope to see if I could gain information about his son, who had been in the accident. When I did this, I came across his blog. I remembered hearing Rob Browne talk about a blog in some of his "Russia email updates", and I remember thinking, "what is a blog?"
After I started reading Mike Cope's blog, I saw the links he had to yet OTHER blogs. Seeing "BST" as a link, I thought it probably belonged to Brandon Scott Thomas whom I remembered from ACU. He has tons of links to other blogs on his, so I started reading some of those.
It's amazing how small of a world it is because I have come across blogs of people in Atlanta who attend church with my parents (Matt Elliott), people from ACU...including a roommate of my husband & my 'Children's Literature' teacher (Mrs. Thomas) and even saw mention of one of my cousins going fishing in a blog someone from Nashville wrote, although I don't even remember whose blog it was!
At times, I feel a little like I'm invading people's privacy when reading these things that seem so like personal journals to me. However, I try to remember that these are put out there for others to read. I have to say that reading these have caused me to think alot! Most of them are of a spiritual nature and I certainly need to think more on these things, so I like the exercise my brain is getting in this way! I do not agree with everything I read on these blogs. Those are usually the ones that cause me to think the most! If something causes me to think & ask questions & search Scripture for answers, I figure that's a good thing! Sometimes I need to examine WHY I believe WHAT I believe. My husband, Chris, and I enjoyed taking the"What is your theologocial worldview?" quiz I found on one of the blogs. We passed it on to our minister & a couple in our Life Group as well.
I have no idea if anyone will read this, but feel free to post comments if you do. I titled this "only the beginning" because I have a feeling "blogging" is going to be something I enjoy doing!