I’m a 49 year old man living with a chronic pain disorder. Right now I’m on leave from work, and lying in bed with not enough to do other than watching tv, I’m married to a wonderful woman and have one daughter, and they’re the loves of my life. I have many interests which include reading, writing, sports, politics, culture, news and life. The things I enjoy most are spending time with my family, teaching my Sunday School class, and helping people.
I’ve never tried writing in a public forum before, or letting anyone else see it, so this is kind of scary for me. Like most people I’m not crazy about rejection, but it doesn’t bother me the way it used to. I’ve grown up a lot from that kid that used to be crushed by it. Now I understand that the people who are going to like you are going to like you regardless of what you do, and the ones who don’t. Nothing you do will make any difference to them.
Here’s hoping that someone will like my blog. Make you a deal. You give me a chance and follow me, and I’ll follow you. 🙂
Sooo, I woke up to a comment explosion this morning! Cheers for you’re feedback, it’s highly appreciated! I’m glad that you like my blog, I’m finding yours a very interesting read. I like that you are open and honest about your life and your beliefs. I have to say, they are very different to my own but I think that’s why I am finding them so interesting.
Keep at it! Don’t be discouraged by views and comments (I’m pretty sure my mum makes up half of the views on my blog!) and just write about what you want to. You’re doing a good job!
Welcome to the “blogging” world.
The last few sentences of your post made me laugh out loud. 😉
Those who like you don’t need a deal to follow your blog, and those who don’t, no matter what kind of deal you offer, it won’t make a difference to them..
lol. I don’t know why I didn’t catch that. You’re 100% right. 🙂
Thank you for your posts! very encouraging! God bless you more!
I just want to say thank you for your kind words, and for visiting my site. I’ve been a little discouraged lately, so your kind words and support are greatly appreciated.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” Psalm 42:11
Thank you. That was just what I needed. 🙂
Hey Wayne!Thanks for stopping by my blog and subscribing.I feel you are a very well read person and its amazing that you generously share the jewels that you find.Spurgeon’s writings carry a lot of much needed teaching for today.I love what you write and believe you are a blessing to many by faithfully lighting your candle in this world of darkness around us.Keep up the good work.;)
So nice of you to say, and I thank you for your support and encouragement..
Wow…two things in that post really stood out to me: Firstly – “I’m not crazy about rejection, but it doesn’t bother me the way it used to” …SO true for me….The closer I get to my Saviour and start to view myself as HE sees me – the less I care about what other’s think of me. I still have aways to go but I’m getting closer every day 🙂
“people who are going to like you are going to like you regardless of what you do, and the ones who don’t. Nothing you do will make any difference to them. ”
How true. I never hid my faith on my blog but I didn’t used to be as open as I am.
My blog used to be called “welcome to the madhouse” and I frequently wrote about how crazy our lives are but one day God showed me that “the power of life and death is in the tongue” and helped me realise that if I was going to keep confessing that my house was a madhouse – I wasn’t giving Him any room to change things! So “Wonderfully Wired” was born because God asked me to focus on the strengths in my children and to point people back to Him.
Well….In doing that and obeying God, I lost 3/4 of my blog subscribers and my comments halved and it really stung, but God told me clearly that He will bring the people that NEED to read what I write WHEN they need to read it and that it is His spirit in me that they are rejecting, NOT me 🙂
Sorry for the essay but You really triggered some thought patterns in your “about me” post.
Looking forward to reading a lot more from you.
And I from you. 🙂
I like like like you! 🙂 Oh I hope you’re doing better physically with God’s love everyday. My dad is same age with you. I just suggested why won’t he try blogging? But he said that he’s better in Facebook. 😀 I admire fathers like you that despite of any ailments, you continue to live life as strongly as you can. God bless you and count me in for your avid readers! 🙂
I’m touched and humbled by your comment. To God be the glory for all the wonderful things He has done, and for sending so many lovely people, such as yourself, my way. Thank you. 🙂
Hi Wayne. I have nominated you for the 7×7 Link Award. Directions will be on my post Tues. AM (the 27th).
Thank you Dru. It’s an honor to just be thought of in that way by you.
Wayne, miss reading your posts. tried to email with no success…hope this works.
Hey Wayne! I nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”.
So nice of you Matthew, thank you. I’ve already received that honor once, and for you to find me worthy of it once again is very humbling. Not very versatile at the moment, but hoping to get there again. God bless and I’m pray you’re doing well.
Wayne, just checking in. Have missed your posts also. Am wondering if everything is ok, if you need prayer, or anything.
Hi Dru. Just going through the storm. Sorry I’ve been out for so long. Just haven’t had the energy to do much of anything. Working hard to get back. Very long road. Miss you.
Hey, you’ve been nominated and won (probably) Your Very First Internet Award! Thank you brother!
I enjoy your blog so much I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. You don’t have to accept it, but it’s kind of fun. You can check out the rules here:
Thank you for thinking of me and for thinking that I am worthy of such honors. It is my Lord who deserves such praise. I am humbled by your generosity of spirit, and very much welcome you into my blogging family, and look forward to sharing the Love of my Lord with you. Thank you brother, and may God richly bless you as you walk with Him.
I have been inspired by your blog and have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”! Check out the rules here:
Thank you dear brother for your thoughtfulness. God Bless You.
I only skimmed this morning before reblogged it. I should not be in such a hurry when I am blogging.
I relooked at it and took it down. Jesus Christ is the only thing life is about. I do apologize about the mistake on my blog. Thank you for cataching that.
You are welcome my brother. Thank you for doing what Christ has called you to do.
The same to you my friend.
God Bless you
I nominated you for the “Reader Appreciation Award”‘. You can find it here
Thank you Juliana, for thinking of me. I’m honored that you think me worthy of such an award. To God be the Glory. I love your blog and am honored to encourage and support it. Thank you again for the nomination.
Wayne, Thanks for following my blog, http://www.faithim.wordpress.com. In your struggle with chronic pain, remember, God’s grace is sufficiant. His power is made perfect in weakness. In the last 13 years of my struggle with chronic pain, I’ve seen this verse, spoken over Paul, be proven in my life as well. His power is definately shining through you in your love for him and for others. Blessings, brother!
Thank you for your kindness, and for expressing the truth of God’s Word. I, too, have seen that in my own life. I pray your words as true when you say God’s power is shining through. It is only my Lord Jesus Christ who is deserving of this praise.
You’ve been nominated for The Commenter Award! http://simplyjuliana.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/commenter-award/
Thank you so much for this honor, it’s so nice when people recognize that God is working to accomplish His will through those who love Him. To God be the praise and the glory for the good and wonderful things that He has done…Love you, sis. 🙂
Amen!! Thank you, Wayne, for always praying for us…we feel them!
Like the new look!
Thanks Butch. I appreciate it.
PRAYING FOR YOU!!! Thank you for checking out my ramblings. I look forward to following you!
God Bless! Keep on going!