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If you participated before you can see all the responses here.  I’m consistently enjoying the range of experiences that come with this thing we do on Sunday.  I’m going to broaden the guidelines a little because I’m enjoying people sharing their heart.

If you participated in some type of community today, how would you describe how you felt during the experience?  And if you didn’t, whow would you describe how you felt during that experience?

Pops already jumped in this week.  You can see his response here.  It’s very cool.

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If you participated before you can see the responses here, here, here and here.  What I’ve noticed is the range of emotions that seem to come with this experience.

If you participated in some type of community today, what is the one sentence that would describe how you felt during the experience?  And if you didn’t, what is the one sentence that would describe how you felt during that experience?

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I’m gonna do this again. But I’m also change it up a bit in the language department.  Thanks Pop for reminding me of that.

If you participated before you can see the responses here, here, and here.

If you participated in some type of community today, what is the one sentence that would describe how you felt during the experience?  And if you didn’t, what is the one sentence that would describe how you felt during that experience?

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Which event in your life had the most significant impact on on your spiritual growth?

And Why?

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About a year ago I began this blog with the intent of simply journaling my own exploration with this thing called Missio Dei. This is what I have learned so far.

– I really love the relationships that have come from this blog.  These are my explorations and musings but when you participate you give me a great gift of your thoughts as well.  Thank you.  I value these conversations more than you all will ever know.

– I miss people who comment a lot and then disappear.  Kind of like a friend that you have a great beer with and then they move away.

– I am a writer, but it was in the practice of writing every day that I became aware that I am a writer.  Since I started at sixteen, I’ve written two books, six screenplays, two plays, and a thousand essays for school.  But it was this blog that made me aware of how much I love to write.  The discipline has made me aware of my foibles (I hate editing), my joys (I love conversations), the richness of thoughts and ideas, and the blessing that comes from hearing how God has impacted our world.

– I can see how people can really love blogging and really loathe it, or become tired of it.  There are days when I have nothing to say, and days when I can’t stop writing.  Thank God for the scheduled publish date and drafts.  I have too many to count now and when I’m stuck I take a peek back into what I was thinking two months ago.

– Thank God for free photosiStock, even thought its much more professional, was beginning to cost me a small fortune.

– There is a cost to thinking out loud.  People can misunderstand me or even jump to significant conclusions that I didn’t say.  I never thought I would have to write this post.

– Exposing my thoughts to the public has made me very aware of the cost and consequences of doing so.  I had significant consequences show up in my life because of this blog.  And this has made me ask some very important questions in my life about what I believe and the cost of doing so.  It has grounded my thinking by requiring me to ask if I really believe what I say.  And I do.

– My favorite post was half written while pulling weeds and almost never got published because I wondered if it would be taken wrong.  Then Steve mentioned it and it blew up into my all time post.

– People don’t read blogs on the weekends, at least not mine.  No worries though.  Monday is the biggest day and slowly flows down from there.

It’s been a great ride so far.  I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.

Much love to you all.

Jonathan

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In 2003 just before the war, gas prices were $1.40 and climbing.  Ugh.

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I found this while doing some research and it intrigued me.

“Greek thought describes objects in relation to its appearance. Hebrew thought describes objects in relation to its function.” (source)

Any thoughts?

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