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I was at a middle school awards ceremony today and saw something fairly astonishing. Nearly the entire student body was on the honor roll. I mean 90% at least.

Now, either they are all talented students or something is awry. Grade inflation, lower standards, too much extra credit…what is the cause? It makes me wonder if anyone and everyone can do it, is it worth honoring?

Today I had the honor and pleasure of having lunch with Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C. with my pastor, Todd Marple. After reading Mark’s books, hearing him at seminars, and watching him on dvd, it was refreshing to find that he is indeed the real, genuine, encouraging, humble person he appears to be. My heart was blessed by the encounter and my belly filled with some pretty decent Mexican food from La Loma.

I would share more but some things are better left unsaid. God bless you Mark.

The Bane of Bloggers

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Thoughts

The most difficult thing about blogging is blogging.  My interest in sharing my thoughts with whomever wishes to read them waxes and wanes in semi-annual cycles.  Why is this?
First, who really cares what I have to say, let alone the millions of other bloggers in the blogosphere.  Do we really need more people “speaking their mind?”  Isn’t there too much of that already?  Don’t you have better things to do than read this?  I have better things to do than write this.

And what’s up with the term “blog” anyway?  I know it’s a contraction of the term “Web Log” but it sounds weird.  Say it out loud.  Now say it pushing from your gut.  It sounds like one is vomiting…and in a way one is.  Regurgitating bits of ones life  only partially digested up for the world to see.

Yes…I’m angry, but this typing has helped me a little.  I guess blogging is worthwhile after all.