by Paula Neal Mooney
KWiz called me a nut.
Then she tagged me for the "five reasons why I blog" meme game.
Not the "right wing nut-job" popular insult speak-of-the-moment as some are prone to copy mindlessly and hurl at me.
KWiz -- wife of Manchild -- meant "nut" in a good way when she found my blog.
Well, it's 2:26 a.m.
And as the Led Zeppelin-like lead singer in Almost Famous told Cameron Crowe's character as he sought to interview him:
"I'm in too truthful of a mood."
But here goes with the real reasons why I blog:
1 - So I won't cheat on my husband
Just check out my Cindy George piece to find out all the trouble a lonely housewife can get into when her hand is taken off the plow.
Like Bible Girl, I continually cast down wrong thoughts.
I used to think I should only meditate on Scripture during the times I succeeded in getting the wrong visions outta my brain.
Now I realize I can also think of ways to improve my blog too...
2 - 'Cause I turned down a $25/hour job
Yes, 25 bones per hour.
It was a one-year software quality testing position at Progressive, about an hour's drive away from home.
He didn't tell me till I said no, but my hubby had been praying I'd decline the job.
We coulda used the money to help pay our debt, but Chris and I both like me close to home to take care of our kids myself.
3 - To build a blogging career
And since I keep hemming and hawing when the corporate headhunters call, I'm focused on getting paid a full-time (and beyond) salary thru blogging.
I can see it just as clear as Shoemoney's check that I've doctored here to reflect what my Lord is in the process of doing for me.
I'm holding on to that hope and vision that my funny and caring God once again reminded the other day was mine.
Debt be gone!
4 - So I won't be lonely
Corporate gigs are cool -- especially the moola and friends -- but there's something calling me to write in a drafty sitting room with the bay-windowed ledge every day that fulfills my soul.
But this isn't the 1950s with moms right next door to share a martini with when the isolation threatens to usurp my soul, so I've turned to the next best thing.
Giving up being an insular blogger was the best resolution I ever made this year.
And it's really funny how fond I've become of people like Laura Spencer and such, some of whom I've never even seen a picture of...
5 - To stop people from running into a burning building.
D.L. Moody didn't just see people, he saw souls.
I felt this way one day when I was standing in a sunny park.
Not surrounded by average men and women and children that didn't matter. I saw more than that.
Maybe that's why I might come off too strong and crazy and Christian psycho-like sometimes.
I'm so misunderstood sometimes -- readers may think I'm trying to engage some huge political debate.
At the heart of it, at my core, it's really my feeling of love towards folks of all faiths.
I'm not trying to turn my Messiah into some battering ram shoved down throats.
In my mind's eye, I'm overlooking Ground Zero, envisioning people running into -- not away from -- the burning buildings.
And I want to stop them.
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Let's see...who hasn't been tagged already and/or doesn't hate blog memes like Bonnie?
I'll tag Martin, my new buddy Paul, Tara, Kimberly, Tisha and for good measure, Jill.
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