Clarification – Comments On Subject

Lately I have been having difficulty approving some comments. These comments were not harassment, or even vulgar. What the issue with these is, that they are totally irrelevant to the subject of the post.

It is true that when I started this blog that my intention was to speak to issues concerning Biblical thoughts. Yes, the URL is still, “rethinkingscripture.wordpress.com”, but it evolved into my battle of mental health. Mental health has been my focus for many years now. I do not know how to change my URL without starting from scratch, so for now I continue with the current one.

I do have another blog where I do explore Biblical issues.

I ask for co-operation on this issue and that comments reflect the subject of the post. Please, I ask for those who want to discuss Biblical issues that you do so somewhere other than this blog.

Please, do not proselytize!

Definition –

pros·e·lyt·ize

/ˈpräs(ə)ləˌtīz/

verb

  1. convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another. “the program did have a tremendous evangelical effect, proselytizing many “Similar :evangelize, convert, seek/make converts bring to God/Christ bring into the fold spread the gospel/word (to)propagandize preach (to)win over recruit brainwash
    • advocate or promote (a belief or course of action).”Davis wanted to share his concept and proselytize his ideas”

I thank you for being respectful of my wishes for my blog!

Blogging Helps Keeping My Sanity

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you. Rita Mae Brown
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/sanity-quotes


***Inspired by Ashley of mentalhealthathome.org. Her post, How Do We Communicate? Thank you Ashley!

At this time of my life I really do not have many sources that gives me some space to relate with others. My phone doesn’t ring all that much. If it does it is usually my friend, daughter, aunt, or a spammer.

The weather has turned nice which I was able to open the window and air out my house. It also allowed me to take some deep breaths to refresh my lungs and my being. Before this turn in the weather I was suffering with cabin fever and how I really wanted to go walking through a store to do some shopping.

For my upcoming appointment with the surgeon I had to search out a different form to take me. My friend remembered one such service that offers rides for those who are physically struggling. I will have to use my wheelchair, that rules out for my friend to take me. I doubt very much I could ride in his car for it rides low.

I have been trying my utmost to find ways to keep my brain alert and functional. Reading is my favorite in accomplishing that task. I also do Sudoku once in awhile, and my favorite game on the computer is Mahjong.

Of course there are the times where I can watch some curling or hockey with my best friend. It passes the time and we joke around with each other. He fills me in with news from around the city and things that are happening within my neighborhood.

Then there is my dog, she can do the craziest things which will make me laugh. Once in a while she will hop onto the couch and cuddle next to me. She does this usually as I am reading, which calms me from any anxiety I have at that moment.

By far, the only other outlet I have is right here on WordPress. I enjoy reading all the different posts and about what is happening in other people’s world. I like the communicating back and forth with others. I am not always on WordPress lately, so when I do log in, I truly like how I can escape, even for a few minutes, from my own little space and world. If I find someone new that has visited my blog I always take time to check out their blog. I have found some great gems out there to read and sometimes follow!

So dear reader, in a world where I could lose my sanity thinking about all that I will have to face one thing remains certain, blogging helps keep my sanity!

Amazed Again!


“Embrace the social media and utilize it wisely to promote your brand. When you optimize the social media, you may go offline, but your brand will never go off-track.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream


I am not sure how others think concerning their stats, but every once in a while WordPress gives me some great news. Maybe it is my stupid pride, or maybe I am a bit naïve. The other day I was looking for a certain post and found it hidden in the archives dating back to 2011.

Here is the small gem that WordPress gave me:

During those early years I didn’t see much movement on my blog. I was a newbie in WordPress with no experience or knowledge on how to start and maintain a blog.

November 2020 was the best month ever in the life of this blog.

These numbers were the shot in the arm that I needed. Fresh adrenaline to jump start this brain of mind. Fresh air to clean out the dust bunnies in my head.

Someone once said, “be careful of the little guy while going up the ladder, for you may meet him on your way down”.

I am always grateful for all those times people have written words of encouragement, those who offered insight on how to achieve certain things, and it is because of all those who read this that makes this blog work.

So dear reader as one opinion show anchor says, “watch this space”!

Don’t Worry, They Won’t Bite…lol

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“Sharing will enrich everyone with more knowledge.”
― Ana Monnar

There is one area of blogging I would love to see used more, the comment section.  I love the back and forth that it creates.  Sharing our thoughts openly without worry of being rejected.

I sometimes receive more likes from comments I have made on other’s blogs.  Some comments are light banter, some serious, and some just thoughts about the post I just finished reading.

So dear reader, go ahead, share your thoughts, use that comment section.  Don’t worry they won’t bite!

Let Me Introduce Myself

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To all my follows, welcome to my blog.

This is now my journal on my journey through all aspects of being a man dealing with being bi-polar.

When I started this blog in 2011 my objective was to write about Biblical things, Scriptures.

It changed almost a year ago, cannot believe it has been that long, when I began to share my story.

A short time ago I created what I call “My Code of Honor“.  If you have not read this I would encourage you to take a moment and read it. Just click on the link above in this paragraph.

I appreciate everyone who share with their comments at the end of each post.  It is cms-265128_640through this conversation that we build relationships with one another, also other bloggers.

 

 

 

 

For my last comment let me just say,

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201 Follows

I didn’t make much of a fuss when I reached 100 follows. 

For this one I want to thank everyone who has hit the “follow” link!

This truly means a lot to me, all those who encouraged me along the way.  Your comments, hitting the “Like”.

Thank You!

 

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Congratulations on getting 200 total follows on Rethinking Scripture!
Your current tally is 201.