The End is Near (Of “My 500 Word Challenge)

my-500-wordsAs I am coming to the end of “My 500 Word Challenge”, I want to take a moment to write about what you can expect from “Thoughts From a Crosseyed Jesus Freak” here at  I’m on day 28, or according to the e-mails from Jeff Goins, day 26 of the 31 day writing challenge.  I’ve gotten a lot out of it, and am excited to continue this writing habit that I have developed.

One thing that happened during this challenge that was unexpected is that I have actually posted on my blog every day except for one.  I wrote that day, but decided to keep the article private because of what I dealt with in it.  My original plan was to write for the blog for the first half of the challenge and then focus on writing for my book.  I have done a little work on the book idea so far, but I kept writing for the blog more than I thought I would.  I don’t want to completely abandon my writing on here, but I do need to focus a little more on my book after the challenge is over, if I ever hope to actually complete the book.

So, here is what I plan on doing.  I am going to attempt to continue to write everyday, but most of that will be focused just on the book idea for the time being.  As for “Thoughts From a Crosseyed Jesus Freak”, my plan is to post three times a week, not counting articles that I write for the newspaper here in Carlsbad and our church newsletter.  I will continue to post them on here as well, but those will not count toward my three articles a week goal. 

Along with the commitment for three articles a week, I want to attempt to be as consistent as I can be in when they are posted.  So you can expect to see articles posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  That is my commitment to you. 

I want to thank you all for following along with me during this challenge as well.  I’ve enjoyed seeing  your “likes”, comments, and new followers along the way.  But I have never wanted to be about me, or getting my name out there.  I try to remind myself daily that my worth is not found in how many people are reading my articles, or how many likes and retweets I get through social media.  It’s definitely a temptation to find our whole worth in those things, especially in this heavily digitalized society that we live in.  My goal in my writing has always been to point to Jesus, and I will continue that. 

My goal in my writing has always been to point to Jesus, and I will continue that.

I want to write about topics that help us all walk this Christian life better together.  Occasionally, I have focused on writing specifically for ministers, and will continue to do that as well from time to time.  Everything will have some connection to my relationship with Jesus, no matter what the topic is, because that is the most important thing in my life.

I want to write about topics that help us all walk this Christian life better together. 

Through the rest of this week, I plan to write each day for “Thoughts From a Crosseyed Jesus Freak” as I wrap up my time in “My 500 Word Challenge”, meaning you can expect to see articles through Saturday.  On Monday, March 13, I will begin the Monday, Wednesday, Friday commitment.

Thanks again for reading my thoughts!  I hope that you have been blessed, encouraged, and maybe even enlightened along the way.  And it is my hope and prayer that you will continue to be as we continue this life as Christ followers together.  May we all become crosseyed when life starts to distract us!


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