How do we live in a way that the words we speak matter? Jesus says in Matthew, “You must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.” (12:36 NLT) Sometimes, for me anyway, it can be easy to get caught up in whining, complaining, or even gossip.
The more complicated something is, the more misunderstood it can be. The old US Navy acronym, KISS – “Keep it simple stupid” – has been one of my favorites since I first heard it. When I was active in web development, it was vital that complex things be kept as simple as possible.
“What’s your opinion?” That may be one of the most exciting questions you’ll hear. It’s exciting because someone wants and values your opinion. But, should we always give our opinion? Should we even have an opinion?
What is the heart behind what you do? Said another way: Are the things I’m doing and talking about only said or shown because I am wanting to bring attention to people I’m with and the things I get to do?
I come from an Air Force family. My dad served for 20 years, so I got to experience a lot of different cultures and parts of the world. That also meant changing schools and getting a different set of friends every couple of years.
Several years ago, I kept a blog up and wrote a lot of different things in it. Within the past few weeks, I’ve thought about bringing it back, but in looking at it all, so much has changed. I felt a fresh fresh start would be better.
So, I’m refocusing things and bringing back this site. I intend, this time, to make this a little more focused on a few things, instead of a lot. This will be my thoughts, with my primary focus being on the way I see leadership, things I’m working through, and spiritual/Christian topics.
In thinking about an audience, I’ve thought about a lot, too. This is first and foremost for me to put my thoughts out. I’m a thinker, and I think a lot of times I don’t spend enough time just writing out my thoughts. So, is the audience me? I don’t know. I do think others might find some topics interesting, but if I would say anything I’m going to focus on it being more for me.
There’s already a few topics I have planned that have been in my head, so they’ll be coming up soon. Thanks for reading!