This is my one hundredth post. Not major on the scale of important things that are news worthy except to me and a handful of others that are close to me.
On this one hundredth post I had intended to continue with the idea of the baggage we tend to bring into relationships but will do that on my one hundredth and one post. On this occasion I wish to suggest you check out Mary's new blog here... http://rebel4reality.blogspot.com/.
It appears the Burlesons are making an assault on the blogosphere with our sites. [We haven't told you of the other three kids sites which are personal in nature.] In fact, I had a thought that you might wish to, assuming a desire to stay up with any of our blogs, simply put a link entitled "Burleson Blathers" and list any you desire to read regularly under that heading. :)
Seriously, someone might wonder why we each are free to do this. [Speaking here of the more public blogs] Isn't one Burleson blog enough? It may depend on who you ask since some might say one is one too many, but, if you ask me,[thanks for asking] it will be a neat way of getting different perspectives on issues and even differing emphasis. One Burleson blog might be considered the theological and denominational emphasis while another is the practical pastoral ministry direction. Yet another might be seen as a personal and relational emphasis. I'll leave it to you to decide which is which. :)
It will also enable a gender perspective to be presented on some issues, whether those are relational OR theological that is not often heard/read. [Mary knows as much theology as I do.] In a lot of marriages and families, the husband, father, man, seems to be the source of the thoughts, insights, and opinions on whatever is being discussed. This is particularly true among preachers and their families it seems. I realize this may only be a public perception and that privately much more communication and diverse opinions are shared, but, what we will do is just be open and publically present the different ideas that may exist in a family. This seems to us, [Mary and me] as we discussed this on our two-mile walk this morning, to be the healthy and even profitable way of doing it.
I will admit that Mary asked me if her hosting a blog would bother my doing so in any way. I will also admit I had to think about it. But, without having to think too long, [one lap around the mall/we do four] we mutually agreed on the value in it in the ways I've already indicated. And if you heard in what I just said that I gave... or she was asking permission... to do what she's doing... you are one of those I trust will be helped by what I/she will have to say especially about marriage relationships in coming posts. You need it.
So, I welcome "Reality Check" to the blogwaves and will tell you that the author of that blog and I have a thing going. We're more than friends...though we are that.. even best friends...and what we have going with each other will be left unsaid so my one hundredth post will not be banned with an R rating. :)