Friday, October 19, 2007

...and so it begins....


I have been a commentor on a number of blogs since January 29, 2007...with many a "too long" comment. Thanks to Alan Hirsh and the tribe at TFW and Scot McKnight and the family at Jesus Creed for the hospitality and patience with my blog-clogging. I'll still pop in...I just won't have to take up quite so much of your space! ;^)

Now, with the Missional Orders post-gathering processing beginning...and a sense that CovenantClusters will begin to take shape, I have decided to try my hand at targeted blogging.

This will not be a flashy blog...it will not be "the" blog to check out first thing each morning...it is not likely to ignite any comment fire-storms--but you never know. This is mostly for those of you who know me and are interested in what I'm thinking and you want to be my virtual companion on this journey into the unknown...and I welcome your company.

Companioning was a topic that came up frequently at Seabeck this past week...and I have often yearned for companionship in this journey these past 20 months. But it seems that I will be walking along a little longer with only God (not that I'm complaining, here...) and my virtual friends. We'll just continue to take it one step at a time.

I have some nice pictures from the Allelon Missional Gathering that I'll try to figure out how to post...and I'll use this space to try to collect my thought...and those of you who have (kindly? foolishly? jokingly?) suggested that I should have my own blog can spread the word.

But it's time to read to the boys...we're up to I Chronicles (yes, I've explained that this will all be vaguely familiar from I & II Kings...).

Blessings,

22 comments:

Dan said...

Peggy,

Great to hear you have begun blogging!

Len Hjalmarson said...

Welcome to blogdom :) I think you will find it a wonderful way to journey in company..

AbiSomeone said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you, Dan and Len...I linked the blog to my Wikidot home at The Abbey and was just checking to be sure it worked...and TWO comments.

I feel very welcomed, brothers. Thanks.

Rick Meigs said...

Way to go Peggy! Be real, post as often as you can, but don't let it become the ruler of your time.

Ed Brenegar said...

Peggy, welcome to your little acre of the blogosphere. You'll be a valued addition, whether early in the morning or late at night.
I hope you'll say a lot about companionship. It is a singular need of people whether in the church or not. The whole push for community is at its heart a desire for companionship. And the virtual world can only do so much.
Sorry I could not be at the Allelon event. I had wanted to come, but client projects have been in chaos all fall, and it turned out to be the right thing not to go.
You are on my blog list. May God bless us all through his blessings to you.
Ed

John L said...

Hey Peggy! Great to see you blogging. I'll add you to my RSS reader.

Brother Maynard said...

THREE! Three new blogs started by people who attended the Allelon gathering within the 24-36 hours immediately following its conclusion.

Welcome to the 'sphere!

sonja said...

Well, Peggy ... welcome! I'm glad you have found your home. I'm glad that I will be able to read your words in your space. You deserve that much.

AbiSomeone said...

Rick, Ed, John, Brother Maynard and sonja...thank you all for your kind wishes.

Ed, there were many who also desired to be there...but, frankly, we couldn't have squeezed more in. What if there had actually been 50 (the limit originally placed)? Another time, another place, eh?

I wonder...who are the other two new bloggers, Bro. M? How many more to come?

Be blessed.

Maria said...

Welcome Peggy! I've noticed your comments -- glad to see you've got your own blog.

AbiSomeone said...

Thank you, Maria.

But I was wondering--where have you seen my comments?

Matt Stone said...

Ah, I was wondering how long you could resist for. Good to see you blogging.

AbiSomeone said...

...yes, Matt...life seemed to be at the right time and the right place to process my stuff in this space instead of blog clogging ;^)

Thanks for your encouragement and your example...

Cynthia LG said...

Abbess,
Your insights will be invaluable and appreciated. Am in process of creating one as well simultaneously with other consuming (polymathic or maybe polymythic) projects
Hope to unload the many thoughts and visions I've been archiving for the past year...
Smiles, Cynthia

AbiSomeone said...

Cynthia,

I heard from John that you were going to do this as well. May it be for you a space to process...I know that it will be full of beautiful and creative things!

Be blessed, sister!

a celtic son said...

Hullo-o-o Prized Abbess...

the wandering Celt bids you fair health and insight into mysteries of the most High as you traverse the virtual realm of His Kingdom. I look forward to your practical wisdom

Slainte

A Celtic Son

tgrosh4 said...

Helpful purpose and direction. Thank-you for giving me the tip with regard to the site's formation.

espen said...

Cool! I look forward to read your posts :)

AbiSomeone said...

CS, Tom and Espen,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving an encouraging word....

Espen...how are your studies going?

Blessings.

Neal said...

Peggy! Fantastic to see you blogging! I will have to subscribe to your feed and enjoiy your writing here! I am very interested in what was discussed at the Allelon event in our own context here in Oz. Would love to hear more of what was discussed - and I see John Gilmore was there from Oz!

AbiSomeone said...

Neal, welcome!

Check out the MO Bloggers on my sidebar for some terrific updates on the gathering....

Thanks for your kind encouragment, brother.

espen said...

it's fantastic to have passed, and it is so good not to have the work pressure anymore -- to be able to spend much more time with my brothers and sisters, my friends, relax... :-) (btw love your tunes).

Be blessed.