Why a blog?
Writing is a pastime that I enjoy. It is cathartic.
But, I also hope that others find a point of reflection in what they read. I try to maintain an equilibrium that conveys what is happening inside of me without sounding as if my case were outside of the parameters of normal human experience.
It is challenging. Each post represents my best effort at the time. Nothing is published impulsively. Sometimes, that could be embarrassing. If someone were to ask, "Is that the best you could do?" The painfully honest answer would be, "yes."
My spontaneity is usually in place where humor is involved... but after unexpected questions or confrontation, I seldom feel that my answers were adequate. By the time I work that out in writing, I think that I have responded more correctly and completely.
Sometimes I write because I am lonely... just looking for a kindred spirit along the way. I enjoy that part. There are so many more possibilities for that now that we have Internet.
Do I want to market a blog? Shouldn't it look more professional? For now, my base criterion is: ”simple is ok.” I want it to be about the words.
Not many people will read my stuff. But if I do this well, it could turn into a legacy. After I am gone, grandkids and great grandkids might have a way to know more about me. Good enough for me...
Greg: husband, father, grandpa, pastor, missionary.
Greg grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI. His ministry began in 1976: 5 years in Central America, 37 in Mexico. Church planting and discipleship have been his passion.
He enjoys being married to Carol Ahola-Smith, who with her first husband had been missionaries in Japan.
They share a heart for writing and mentoring. Both enjoy long walks, good coffee, and healthy conversation.