Decision. Christ. Reboot

It’s been over a year since my last post and all I’ll say is that life happened – some good, some bad. Along the way God and spending time with Him and His Word took a back seat. Kind of a 3rd row 7th SUV back seat.

One reason and a reason I admit is not a very good one is that I haven’t found a church home since moving to Denver, CO that makes me feel at home. Another reason which is something I have always struggled with is my wavering Faith or perhaps it’s more appropriate to say my lack of commitment to my Faith.

What I do know and have recognized for weeks maybe even months is that there is something truly lacking in my life right now and that something is God. I haven’t shut Him out completely, but I’m nowhere near filled with Him. I tutor once a week and at the end of tutoring teach a scriptural lesson. The lesson last week got to me more than any other lesson thus far this academic year. It came from John 14:16-20, “Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit”.

I tutor once a week and at the end of tutoring teach a scriptural lesson. The lesson last week got to me more than any other lesson thus far this academic year. It came from John 14:16-20 (NIV), “Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit”.

[16] And I will as the Father and he will you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – [17] the Spirit of the truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows him. But you now Him, for He lives with you and will be in you. [18] I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. [19] Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. [20] On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

I did a little demonstration in which I filled a container with water, which symbolized God, and a surgical glove which symbolizes us. I submerged the glove in the water and showed how the water (God) surrounded the glove (us), then I opened the glove to allow the water in; which represented God being in us. I realized at that moment how empty I had become and how I desperately needed a refill.

So, I’ve decided to reboot Decision. Christ. to help me reboot my faith and chat with other Christians.

I will also be rebooting the Q&A Mondays and the Bible Scripture Creative Writing Prompt. I’ve added a Reading Through the Bible page.

Every week on Sunday beginning March 19th I will post the daily Bible readings for Reading Through the Bible. On Tuesday the Bible Scripture Creative Writing Prompt will come from that day’s Bible reading.


The Good News Prompt #2

I hope you’re having fun with The Good News Prompt. Don’t forget to link up your story. Click on the linky that follow the rules.

Job 23-10

The Rules:

  1. Prompts will post 6 am EST on Tuesday
  2. Your story should have some connection with the prompt
  3. There is a 300-word maximum and feel free to use any genre you like
  4. NO erotica or sexual themes or stories with excessive violence. Any story violating this will be removed
  5. Don’t forget to link up. No blog? Don’t worry, just post your story in the comments section
  6. Take a moment to visit and comment on a few other stories
  7. And last, but not least. Have FUN!

What’s Going on with Decision. Christ.?

Let  me go into a little more detail as to the great new things taking place here at Decision. Christ. starting Monday, February 1st.

Monday is Monday FAQues. I’ll post a question and we’ll answer it and have a good honest discussion. Of course you are more than welcome to ask questions, too. You may submit you them at hinessight2020 at gmail dot com or via Twitter and use #MondayFAQues

On Tuesdays there will be a creative writing prompt based off a Bible scripture. You can find out more here. I saw this sometime ago and thought it was a good idea. The story should be no more than 300-words and may be written in any genre you like.

There will be a biweekly series on Wednesdays beginning February 3rd. The first in the series is ‘Living For and Like Christ’.

The first Thursday of the month there will be a post on My Journey and My Struggle with my Christian faith. I would very much like to open this segment up to you. If you’d like to share your Journey and Struggle with your faith you may email me at hinessight2020 at gmail dot com.

And, last but certainly not least on the third Thursday of the month there will be a post entitled [On . . .] This could on anything from hypocrisy to homosexuality to obedience to suffering. The list goes on.

I look forward to seeing you and having some wonderfully engaging discussions.

Blogging 201 – ‘Give ‘Em What They Want’

Continuing with Blogging 201. Today’s assignment was to check out your stats page and find out what topics and days of the week got the most traffic. And once you find that out create an editorial calendar to:

Give ‘Em What They Want

This task was a bit hard because I haven’t been blogging regularly and my blog is a mere 2 months and 5 days old.

Well, I checked out my stats and here’s how everything panned out.

  • My best day was November 10th with 32 views and
  • The most popular post is: My Struggle with Prayer.
  • I have had a total of 180 views since I started the blog in October
  • And 14 followers

Not to shabby, huh?

I don’t have an honest sense of what posts you’re interested in yet. So I thought, ‘Why not give ’em what they want.’ In the “Let’s Have a Conversation” section tell me what topic(s) you’d like to see me write on.

Your suggestions will help create the editorial calendar for the next 30 days. And of course I’ll give you credit for your suggestion and a pingback to your blog.