Monday, February 28, 2011

In keeping up with a blog

Well I did promise to blog Three times a week so here is my attempt.  I continue to read others blogs more than my own and I am not alone in that.  This blog needs a take off and I am continually learning what will make my mission of helping others take off.

Today I learned about Quora from another blog that I follow it sounds interesting and I plan on checking it out after the blog is completed.  Maybe I will report on it later this week.

I just wonder who is looking at this if anyone and then I also wonder if I should use a different blog site to make it easier to search and read what I post.

Any comments are very welcome and recommended.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What are your dreams and How Can I Help?

I have been looking for inspiration to add interest to the blog.  I was full speed ahead when I started on December 13, 2010.  I then slowly slacked off and then blamed writers block on the fact that I did not want to blog.  Then I just became lazy and did not do and figured that I will not even look at my blog since it appeared no one else was either.

I now want to set a goal of blogging at least 3 times a week to keep my blog fresh and continue to work on attracting a following to help people achieve their goals and dreams.

I went to a day long retreat this last Saturday in Iowa City where Matthew Kelly was the featured speaker for the day.  He has many great messages about life and that works with many businesses to make them more successful, he is an author of several books, and speaks on the Catholic Church and bringing people back.  Here is the link to his website   I have almost completed his book Rediscover Catholicism A Spiritual Guide to Living With Passion & Purpose and I have also started Mustard Seeds Daily Thoughts to Grow With.  Mustard Seeds is a book that will bring you a thought for every day of the year that I started on February 20th and I will let you know what I thought of it next year.

I am a convert to Catholicism with the main reason being that my wife grew up Catholic and of course wanted a wedding mass that we could both partake in.  We also did not want a home split by religion when  it came to raising children.  I had no problem going to the classes and making the switch and enjoyed learning more about the church and after it was all done we got married in the Catholic Church and would usually attend mass and both of our children were baptized in the Catholic Church.

The last couple of years I have become more involved with the church in many different areas and my life has begin to change and I have become driven to, as Matthew Kelly says, become the best version of myself.  I am working everyday on that goal and want to also help others become the best versions of themselves too.

Don't mistake this blog for trying to convert everyone to Catholicism but I do realize that participating more in your particular church is not a bad thing.  I just talked to a friend this last week and how his church is making a difference in his life and he is not going to a Catholic church.  He is going to a different type of church than what he was raised in as a child.  I have found that converting to a different church as an adult helps you become more interested with your particular church.  I think that a couple of reasons are that as an adult you can learn and appreciate more and you are not pushed into it or know that you have a choice in how you worship and pray.

I know that this blog has run a little long but I am glad to be back at it and will continue to work at bringing on more interesting topics.