What this blog is about

Balance. It’s a word that can be applied to all areas of my life.
I need to be balanced in my parenting: Firm, and yet full of grace.
I need to be balanced in my job: putting enough hours but not being consumed by it.
I need to be balanced in my relationship with my wife: Giving all my undivided love and devotion to her, but also receiving her love for me.

I need to balance my computer time, TV time, family time, ministry time, and devotion time.
I need to balance how I use money, home and resources and be a good steward of them.

I need to balance judging what is right while being full of grace.
I need to balance being full of integrity without being legalistic.
I need to balance considering the needs of others while not being a doormat.

And most of the time, I fall flat on my face. I’m off one way or another.

But when I fix my eyes on Jesus, everything that surrounds becomes shadows in His light. It becomes clear what is important and how my purpose fits into His Purpose.

I struggle with not only fixing my eyes on Jesus, but walking it out in a practical way? How can I do it? God rescues some of these attempts by His power and makes them productive.

I’m not (quite) there yet, but I’d like to share the journey.

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Retooling in Progress

After reading the “How to Start a Blog” series at Evangelical Outpost, I’ve been thinking that I need to make some changes.

In the “Notes on Blogging #5: What’s the point? — Defining “success” in the Blogosphere” section, Joe links to a good article by Bill Wallo on the definition of success, in which he states:

Identify the purpose of your blog. Ask yourself, what is your goal? Who are you trying to reach? The Book of Proverbs says that without a vision, the people perish. Without a goal, you’re not likely to go anywhere.

To be honest, I started this blog as an experiment to see what blogging was like. When you sign up with Blogger, the first thing they ask for is a name and website for your blog. And Tech Expression was the 1st thing to come to mind.

However, since I never really had a goal to begin with (other than to learn the mechanics of blogging), I find that I dislike my blog’s name more and more. It doesn’t really match my evolving purpose for blogging.

So before I go any further, I’m thinking that a major revamp is necessary. So please excuse the construction.