Relieving the Cranial Constipation
I am feeling a lot of « discomfort » in my head recently, and it is time I had some relief!
The last two months have been extremely important for me, as I went through a personal reformation of sorts, and began tapping into the extremely thought-provoking sermons of Mark Driscoll, and the ground-shakingly insightful course « History of Philosophy and Christian Thought » by Dr. John M. Frame. Mile on mile, these audio sources have been pumping thoughts and information into my grey matter as I work – bumping out older ones, combining to form new ones, digesting, rumbling and ruminating…but where, oh where could these thoughts go?
My mental business has been matched or exceeded my social busyness. Christmas brought its usual share of mayhem and I foolishly agreed to plan/present a candle-light service, then preach three Sundays in a row…even with two family gatherings (one involving a grueling 30-hour-trek!). Add to that the fact that the egalitarian debates have completely comadeered what little blogging time I had left to me…and you have one bloated, cramping, aching head!
When I have an important post/sermon/thought in my head, I just go over it and over it, thinking about the right way to say it, thinking about better and better illustrations, thinking about practical applications…it is normal to have three or four posts rattling around in there. Five or six is pushing it. Right now, there are so many I am loosing count – at least six of them are fully formed, and ready to write.
However, the longer I remain in silence, the harder it gets to post. All those posts are still bumping into thoughts and evolving…but I can’t say what I am thinking about now without first talking about the thoughts I should have posted two weeks ago, which builds on a post I should have written two weeks before that…
With so much coming in and nothing coming out, the pressure has been becoming unbearable! Two days ago, somebody passed me the Exlax. They baptized me in complements, washed me in affirmations, and told me that they really appreciated my heart, and thought I should keep on keeping on with the blogging thing.
The result has been this plan: not pretty, but hopefully effective.
I don’t like writing « crap, » but sometimes a man just has to do what a man has to do! If I spend my usual time microediting and reworking every detail of these posts, they will ust never see the light of day…it is time to just fling these annoying thoughts out of my brain, and let the chips land where they may.
I have two hours all to myself tonight, and I want to do my level best to get through the 6+ posts that have been bouncing around in my head for the last month or so. If I fail, I will keep on with this tomorrow and the next day, until my head is clear, and those who care to follow my mental/spiritual journey will be caught up to date.
Wish me luck!