I have a bit of a quirky job. One of the things I get paid to do is ruminate. I read, study, pray, contemplate, meditate, procrastinate. Ooops, that last one just kind of slipped out. Beware unattended alliteration.
The goal of all of this rumination is to somehow find a connection, a bridge, between the dust and dirt of the ancient scriptures, and the damp earth and glass towers of present-day Seattle. I will readily admit that it’s a good gig. I love the challenge and the whole process from study to sermon.
One of the only frustrations I have, though, is that I ALWAYS discover, or am reminded of, way more good stuff than I could, or should, ever share in one sermon. By Monday, I’ve moved on and all that good stuff gets left behind also.
And so, “Hints & Guesses”. I am starting this blog that I might share some of those good things – ideas, authors, images, etc. – with anyone and everyone who cares to look in now and again. I make no claims of brilliance on my own part. However, I am often pretty good at spotting it in others. So, I will look to share only those things that might catch your breath, cause you to pause, maybe see the world a little differently going forward.
I won’t restrict myself to the dirt and the dust of the ancient scriptures. I plan as well to share the good stuff I gleen from the damp earth and glass towers of present-day Seattle. One day maybe it will be a posting about the source of Solomon’s wisdom; on another day, it might be a line of great wisdom from a Fleet Foxes song.
I should also beware of false advertising. I doubt I will be posting one “day” then the next; as might be inferred from the above paragraph. Realistically, I’m shooting for at least one post each week. I would love to think that I will really start rolling and be one of those bloggers who starts writing about a great idea / thought even before they’ve had one. But, likely not. In addition, no one may be interested in my “hints & guesses” at all. Well, if such is the case, at least I’ll have a written record of some of the good stuff I have come across and be able to find it easier.
Awesome. Can't wait!
Very cool idea! We don’t live nearby QAP, and I’ve always enjoyed your sermons and thoughts. We just haven’t made it to your church in awhile. So this blog is a treat!
PS. I was checking out QAP’s website today since we just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary…A wedding you officiated :-). Can’t believe it’s been that long!