Bloggers, Readers & Fools

Sometimes, I think I  can see God in dogs, like Martha.

Bloggers come and bloggers go.

Readers come and readers go.

Bloggers don’t always blog

Readers don’t always read.

“Sometimes we forget that God knows our hearts better than we do”

 

Yesterday, I was scanning through my various feeds and came across a story that stopped me in my tracks.  If the truth be told, I skim most of what I read as I simply do not set enough time aside to read dozens of  blogs a day.

Some days I am a blogger, some days a reader and some days, simply a struggling fool.

Yesterday, I read a story, then I read it again, then I commented on it, then I read it one more time.  The story included both similarities and differences from my own life, but it made me think. Lately, some events/situations have caused me to rip off some old scabs, in the form of asking “Why, God?”

Later in the day, I started seeing likes/notes from that author as she started reading my blog. Many of the stories she found were from months ago and from just the titles, I couldn’t even remember what they were about.  Clicking on those links, I read the stories that I had forgotten.

See God everywhere (Picture I took, through a window about 10 years ago)

During the almost 12 years I’ve been blogging, (over 5,000 posts between the old and current blog) there are more than a few stories about God, but I’m not sure if there are any that share my struggles in that relationship and how from time to time, I have abandoned God and even questioned His existence. Being vulnerable isn’t easy.

The story,  The Desire of Our Hearts, found on SomebodyLovesMeBlog  prompted me to take a closer look at myself.

Shouldn’t we do that every now and then anyway?

Thanks, Bernadette, whoever you are.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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10 Responses to Bloggers, Readers & Fools

  1. Dan says:

    A great, honest set of observations, and a great referral. Thank you, Ray.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. All the time. It’s a natural action like breathing.

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  3. blmaluso says:

    I am enjoying getting to know you through your blog posts. So many captured my attention, but I thought I’d stop reading and commenting/liking so I wouldn’t overload you with WordPress notifications! I will go back and read more today:-)

    Your writing /sharing style draws me in…so thank you.

    And thank you for posting my blog! I am happy that my thoughts and words touched you.
    Bernadette

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  4. Ray, I’m not religious but I’m not an atheist either. But you’re right to say that without going on another existential journey to hell, we’d do well to at least start with the slightly anthropocentric and more than likely heteronormative question, Who or What am I? Beyond that we might ask what’s actually happening in this moment? All a little woo-woo I’ll grant you but they sure feel more prescient than all that other horsesh*t we’re fed by the media about being the best version of ourselves. Take care, Julian

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  5. Ray V. says:

    Julian….. sorry about that.

    Like

  6. Yes, we should. I try.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Val Boyko says:

    No coincidence Ray 🙏

    Liked by 1 person

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