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I first started blogging a little over two years ago, and I started earnestly blogging (meaning more than once a month or so) about a year-and-a-half ago. I also started Kidmin1124.com this past June as a collaborative blogging effort written entirely from the perspective of children’s ministry volunteers and bi-vocational children’s ministers. In addition to being a contributor to that blog, I also serve as its editor. In the time I have been blogging, I have really enjoyed working on both Dad in the Middle and Kidmin1124 (well, most of the time). At other times, I have actually felt like throwing in the towel. I regularly question and reevaluate the usefulness of the blogs and the amount of time they consume. Through it all though, I have felt God’s presence.
I can’t count the number of times I have relayed the story of how I started Dad in the Middle and how I was totally caught off guard and surprised when people actually started to read it and give me feedback on it. Recently, though, I have started to feel some conviction about my continued expressions of shock at the reception to these blogs. I started to wonder it, rather than humility, it was really a slight against My God. Why should I continue to be surprised that he can work through broken vessels like me to reach people with his message? My surprise was/is genuine, but as I continue to express to people my utter amazement that people would actually visit and read the blog, am I essentially saying “my God isn’t capable of working through something like this and it must be some fluke?” So, am I amazed that God chooses to work through Dad in the Middle and Kidmin1124? Yes, of course I am – in the same way that I am amazed daily by his grace, and in the same way I am floored by the realization that he died on a cross because of me and for me. Am I shocked that he can work through me? Absolutely not – if he can work through a donkey in the Old Testament, He can work through me today. Some might argue that there really isn’t much difference (ask my wife). 🙂
So, my hope is that I can adhere to the words of Paul when he wrote:Read More