Mary - thanks for this. I think this is a constant battle, especially for Christian authors, musicians, etc. Maybe this is such a big deal because we're Christians? When Apple employees pound Twitter and Facebook and blogs with information on their iPad, I never think, "those people are full of themselves."
I also don't think twice when Mike Hyatt posts links to his blog on Twitter or numerous pastors let me know about conferences going on at their church. This is a world full of noise, and I think you have to participate in honest, self-promotion for the right reasons. And honestly, I really enjoy the transparency of social media that makes it a lot easier to see Mary DeMuth's heart in her self-promotion.
Also, kudos to Michael Hyatt for letting a Zondervan author post on his blog.
I don't care as long as he's wearing eye black with Numbers 11:18-20
on it (preferably The Message translation). It's for whiners and vegetarians.
Great post! I signed up for the Country Music Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago. It's my first half marathon. You listed a few reasons I hadn't thought about as motivation. Specifically, being more energetic and productive at work. I've only been training for 2 weeks, and I ALREADY feel those effects. It's welcome and surprising.
Maybe I'll see you on the 24th of April!
I'm going to have to disagree with you. I LOVE Spring. It's my favorite time of year... but I also love the cold. Maybe if I stayed out in it for a few nights in a row, I wouldn't love it so much. But I like how clean the air feels in the cold... weird, I know.
It's 2020 and the dad looks at his son: "Those are CDs... and that's a PCI card. Yes, we really did used to use these things. And they really were that big!"
I came from a fundamentalist church background, and the God card was a plague! I used it all the time... and had it used on me... and had pastors tell me it was the right thing. I like Josh Harris, but 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye' was the catalyst for the God card all through my youth.
The God card is amazing IF it's really God and not just an excuse. We also use the Satan card a lot too. 'The devil did this or that...' when maybe it was God trying to work in our life.
Good stuff, Kyle.
That sucks. At least you can't control your reason for the diet. I'm eating crackers because I'm fat and trying to lose weight. :) Praying for you man.
I like the new stuff, but I'm thankful for the 'old' technology that made it possible to even arrive here:
- Printing Press
- Combustion Engine
All of these are so hard when you have a personality like mine. I get excited and want to jump in with my opinion/response/thoughts... listening and actually hitting the ball back over the net are the two hardest for me.
I try to keep a drink handy when I'm having a conversation. This has helped me learn to take some drinks and give the other person an opportunity to add their input. I've relied on it less and less as I grow.
Thanks for your insight, as always!