Thursday, September 19, 2013
Why the words we say might make a sad day for Jay
Easy to Read Version (ERV)
Here's another shot of attitude king Jay Erwin, sporting his new Ironman shirt that was recently delivered by his loving wife, Lisa.
I ran again this morning, so I guess that means you get another blog post regarding how I view Jay and his challenges. The guy floats into and out of my mind almost every mile, so when I get home, it's a brain dump onto the computer.
But today, I have heightened concern. Please let me add this important point:
The author of this blog may not know what he's talking about. He may at times state words that are detrimental to Ironman.
I noted the verse above in my reading this morning and realized that what I write here is a risk. Can I be sure I won't say anything bad, or that what I do say is good and is what Jay needs? I'm as confused as the next guy about what happens in the world or how to react. I just get up each morning and stumble forward.
Many times, good intentions lead to bad outcomes. Maybe you're like me, where on occasion someone offers "advice" or "encouragement" in a Christian context. It's dangerous territory. I don't purport to know what Jay is facing each day, or the battles that encompass his mind. I hope that my blog posts are good things, but maybe they are not always the blessing I hope for.
Jay, please know that these blog posts are my best effort on any given day. I won't always know how you receive my words. Take what is worthwhile and trash the rest. Please know what I do write and say, comes in love. Please receive it and forgive me when necessary. Thanks.