I started reading blogs again. I had stopped reading them consistently, mostly because I could not find a way to do it that fit my routine. I had feeds at the bottom of my mac mail inbox, but they were out-of-sight-out-of-mind and piling up like a guilt trip and fast!!! But, thanks to this little iphone/ipad gem called reeder that seamlessly merges with google reader, I'm back in the game.
In the process of my blog roll feeding frenzy, I realized something. I'm not sure who sent out the memo, but somewhere in the blogosphere there's wisdom that says, "you should end all your posts with a question." I probably would get more comments and better interaction if I did.
This got me thinking.
I wondered where else I would get better interaction if I asked better questions. Counselors are masters at this. Jesus was the inventor of this. Some blog writers have reinvented it. So, I made a list of places I think I'd be well served by asking some good questions:
IN MY OWN SOUL... it may be the hardest place to get unbiased clear answers to good questions, but it's a critical place to ask them nonetheless. Maybe I should ask others to speak into them.
- how am I really?
- why am I doing what I'm doing? who am I trying to please?
- what should I do right now? what should I stop doing?
- am I going to regret this decision I'm about to make?
- is this the best way to do this?
- are we doing the same thing for the wrong reasons?
- what kind of ethos am I creating without saying a word?
- who around me is ready to lead if I would just give them the opportunity?
- am I asking my kids engaging questions?
- am I listening when my kids ask questions?
- am I becoming the husband and father God created me to be?
- am I fully present?
- am I teaching with genuine conviction?
- am I teaching with creativity, giving each week my very best?
- am I obedient to the holy spirit's leading?
- am I inspiring more questions among my listeners than I'm answering?