Better Thinking Through Writing?

For about a year now I’ve been doing a semi-daily Livestream on what I’m reading in the Bible. It’s been useful for a few reasons, the most obvious is that it forces me to actually do some Bible reflection each day so that I have something to talk about on a given morning, but the process of simply spouting what I’m thinking at that given moment has left me with a bit of an understanding about myself when it comes to how I think things through.

I don’t think quickly.

In a lot of ways, I’m a plodder when it comes to my ideas. I take a thought that comes into my head and spend a great deal of time turning it over, mulling it about, and seeing what comes out the other end. Ideas in my mind seem to be akin to rocks in a tumbler; if I don’t let them bounce around for a while, they come out jagged. However, if I take some time with them, they smooth out a lot and come to a more polished result. Where they seem rough at the beginning, when I’ve spent some time with them, I’m much happier with the product.

That’s the reason I’m resurrecting my blog. To be honest, I don’t expect many to read these things that I write at the end of my day, but I think it’ll be useful for me to write down what I’ve come to think by the end of the day, to lay down the things that have been bouncing around in my head and let me sleep. I make these thoughts public because it’s important to me that what goes through my head be something I’d be willing to let others hear.

So, here begins the adventure again. I hope to make this daily. We’ll see how I do. :-)