Monday, December 18, 2006

Wow

I always wanted to be Time's Person of the Year. Who would have thought that would ever happen? Is anyone jealous?

13 comments:

Lydia said...

When I first read your post I thought it would be someone with the name of "Susan Garrison" although I didn't have a clue who that would be. I guess I can't be jealous. ;) That is interesting though.

It is incredible how ordinary people can have such an impact on many people just by sharing their own thoughts and ideas over the web. Kinda' scary, really. It makes me think about what a responsibility I have to only post items that would edify, encourage and exhort people. I see, too, just how deadly the words (or writings) of a few people can be in doing much damage to a person's reputation, even a godly one.

We must remember that as Christians we are to be totally different from the world in our conduct. Even when discussing evil influences or ideas we must be careful to do it in a way that is scriptural and well-grounded. Not out of hearsay, bitterness, revenge, pride or self-righteousness.

I don't want to be a person who goes off on rantings and ravings about all that is evil around me. By God's grace I will seek to shine a light rather than cursing the darkness. Only Christ can be that Light that people see in us.

May God grant us the wisdom and grace to do this at all times.

Ben Garrison said...

Note, though, that it's a mirror, so you're only Time's person of the year if you buy a copy of it. :-)

Anonymous said...

: )

That was funny. I figured it was going to be a Susan Garrison like Lydia did, though!

Ashley said...

I am jealous! I wish I could be Time's person of the year, too!

Anonymous said...

This blog continues to get more and more boring. Are you really this boring and dull in real life?????

Ashley said...

That anonymous comment makes me laugh because when I find a blog boring, I stop reading it, instead of leaving nasty anonymous comments. To each his own, I suppose.

And for the record, Susan, I find you far from boring in real life. :-) Too bad Mr. Anonymous doesn't have the privilege of knowing you or he would surely change his tune!

zan said...

Anon just lacks advanced humor.; )

Anonymous said...

I agree with Zan. I've had some Anon comments on my blog before and I feel sorry for them (or the same person). They just don't know how much fun we have being "boring".

Lydia said...

I'm with Ashley. I don't understand people who continue to read "boring" blogs and things that disturb them if it makes them that upset. I guess I don't like to purposefully upset myself. :)

My mom always told us as children when we said we were "bored" that people who claim to be bored or call something "boring" must be pretty boring people themselves. Needless to say we learned very quickly how not to be bored. ;)

Susan, you blog is so far from boring it's not even a contest. I have found you to be one of the most fascinating, entertaining, insightful people in the blogsophere. You write on such an incredible variety of topics and with much skill and thought.

Just a few days ago I was thinking that if you were a man, you would be a great preacher or a scholar or something like that. However, you will make an excellent wife for some adundantly blessed husband.

Cheers to you and your anything but "boring" blog!

Susan said...

Thank you, everyone, for your amusing and/or encouraging comments :). (I don't have to actually buy a copy, Brother Dear, just look at one :-D.)

Thank you all for you encouragement and votes of confidence in my ability to be exciting. I do encourage respectful dissention on my blog, so if anonymous would like to register and civilly discuss topics, then he/she is welcome. However, I have closed anonymous comments (once again) because I do not feel that negative, anonymous comments are helpful to either side.

Ashley said...

My elementary school teacher used to always say "Boredom is a state of mind that is self induced". Of course, trying to figure out what that sentence meant kept me from getting bored right there. ;-)

zan said...

I loved your last comment, Lydia. I agree only I could not say it as eloquently as you. You definately have the gift of gab and I don't mean that you talk to much.

Susan, you are not boring at all!

Becky Miller said...

Merry Christmas, and I'm looking forward to your resuming blogging!