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Monday, April 14, 2008

Hey...That's a Little Creepy

The other day I logged on to to see how many people have hit my blog, where they came from, and how they got there. StatCounter is free tracking service that will tell its users some good information about who visits your site. One of the nice pieces of informaiton it provides is how the visitor came to your site. That is, if they performed a search through Yahoo or Google, it will tell you what they were searching for - the purpose of this is to see if your site is providing people for what they are looking for.

Anyway, the other day I noticed that someone from Hong Kong hit my blog. I always am happy to see that people from other countries at least have my blog pop up on their screen (I have no idea how long they stay but at least it crossed their line of sight). I also noticed that they found my sight because they performed a Google search for my name. That's a little unnerving. I do not think I know anyone living in Hong Kong. Who is searching for my name? (Click image to see the entry)

I mean, that is OK. People are allowed to search for whatever they want. But, really, who in Hong Kong knows my name (spelled correctly I might add) and why were they searching for my name? It is just kind of funny, kind of...

If you are the one from Hong Kong searching for me, give me a post here and let me know how I can help you. Unless you mean me harm...then post on Mark's blog.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm Back...I Think...

I have another friend and fellow Baptist that is in the blogisphere now. Check out Don's blog at He writes about theological issues and has some original articles also available through his site. Of particular interest is his article on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Done has done much research of the Dead Sea Scrolls over the last couple years and was able to put together an interesting overview of what they are, their history, and their impact for today. I would encourage you to print out his booklet and read through it. If you like, contact him through his blog and let him know how much you liked it.

With Don starting his blog and my friend Mark, continuing to post on his blog, Converging Heritage, I thought, maybe I ought to get in gear and start blogging again. I just have found too many excused to not to.

Things that have kept me from blogging this month:

• Transforming a bedroom into a home office
• Building a website for my friend's business
• Family "stuff"
• "Teaching" an online Philosophy of Religion class for OBU MTI
• Distraction over an up-coming interview at a church
• Laziness
• Company
• Changing the faucet on our kitchen sink
• Church "stuff"
• Games (with the family, on the computer, and online)

Needless to say, I have found a great number of reasons not blog. But, I am going to attempt to get back into the swing of things.

Here is what I plan to blog on in the upcoming weeks (not that I think anyone is greatly anticipating anything I will be blogging on next - this is more for me as a "to-do" list):

• Finish the sermon preparation series
• Post a couple of book reviews
• Random thoughts which have been rolling around in my head during the Philosophy of Religion class.
• Thoughts on bible studies I am going through on my own
• AND, of course, more "the funniest thing I have heard today" - looking for those throughout the day are what keep me sane

"all this and more, coming soon!" That is, unless I find a good excuse to not do it.