Many months ago I sat at the Rodeo Goat with a good friend of mine, Justin Paulk. We ate a burger, sampled a beer, and talked about an odd variety of topics. NOTE: burgers are made supremely better by chorizo, avacado, and a fried egg. Justin was encouraging me to start blogging some writings that I had done, and somehow we landed on an idea that I was going to start a blog entitled Burgers, Beer & the Bible. Of course, being typical guys, the idea was quickly turned fantastical and I was soon to be a millionaire blogger who traveled the country sampling the best burgers, the trendiest micro-brews, and sharing my humble thoughts on what I believe to be the most important piece of writing ever compiled.
Well, ideas come and go, but some just keep tugging at you. In the next few months, I received similar encouragement (the blog part, not so much the burgers & beers part) from a few others, including my lovely wife Ann, who receive a weekly email that I send to a group of people in our church. Those emails usually include a personal admission, a ‘news’ story, some encouragement, or just current goings-on. Most recently, Kirsten Wilson not only encouraged me, but she offered her IT skills and experience to help me get started. Now here I sit.
I am intrigued by reading/hearing stories about people and occurrences and then sharing some things that I see besides the facts. I believe there is always more to a story than the people, place, and events. I like to share my point-of-view on them, and I like to imagine how God would see those stories. And then I like to try to connect the dots between the two.
So I have a greater passion for trying to help people connect the dots than I do for burgers. Hence the name Connection of Dots rather than the B, B, & B name that started it all. Over the past 7 years or so, plenty of people have taken the time to help me connect the dots and I believe I am now capable of doing the same for others. I spent the first 29 years of my life not seeing the connection between the worldly dots and the Godly dots, but I plan on spending the rest of my years searching for God in every situation. So far, He has yet to stay hidden, He always shows Himself when I look. And my hope is that I can help others find him as well, even in the oddest, funniest, or saddest of stories.
My goal is not just to share my Christian worldview with a bunch of other believers, but to present a new perspective and hopefully make God seem relevant and real to those that are non-believers. Let me make one thing very clear, I AM NOT A WRITER! I love to communicate with people, but I have no experience or training as an author, so don’t expect perfect grammar or the use of ostentatious wording. (See what I did there?) I do hope that you feel encouraged, entertained, educated or enlightened when you read these posts and I encourage you to comment or leave feedback.
Thanks for reading.