Thursday, May 21, 2009

500!

a Biblical thought...
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. (Psalm 16:7)

a Book thought...
Since the early days, when the bands used their skills to raise funds to assist the socially deprived, community service has been part of the Army musicians' routine. (p172)
a Dave thought...
Today is my 500th blog post as Captain Collo. When I began entering the blog world back a few years ago I never thought I'd be so committed to this medium, or addicted whichever way you want to look at it. But I must admit it has been a part of my daily time with God now that I rely upon to help me focus. I use this format of "a Biblical thought" - the word of God which I start my day focused on, "a Book thought" - gaining understanding from others that is worth passing on, and "a Dave thought" - something that I'm thinking about, reading or passionate about. Although many tell me all they read is the Dave thought I still think that quoting God and others before myself is a good habit to get into!

I am one who believes that spending time with God can be enhanced by letting others into your world and sharing your thoughts with them. It has also been helpful to me to be accountable with my daily time with God by going public. I now average around 100 readers a day but I never imagined how much impact and many doors this would open along the way. Sure I have also taken a few hits and typed some thoughts that didn't sit well with others but Captain Collo has also been quoted in newsletters, and sermons, and resulted in some fantastic conversations on Facebook as well as receiving many comments and emails. So thanks for reading and encouraging me along the way without readers like you I wouldn't exist. I pray as I continue to read, pray and type whatever comes into my head every morning that God's kingdom may just be enhanced a little more everyday through Captain Collo.

Just a thought.

2 comments:

benclapton said...

Congrats Captain Collo! I certainly do enjoy reading your posts (more often than not through my RSS reader, so it might not come up as a hit, but I certainly do read your posts). I'm new to the Salvos (formerly an Anglican), and your blog has helped me get a bit of understanding about the church, its passions, and its services.
I like your format, and used it (slightly modified) for a bit at my blog. I agree that it is a great way to do it, helps me out... I just need to get into doing it more regularly.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, I'm often blessed by your daily blogging. God is using you in this way. Looking forward to the next 500.