This is it. My 1000th post. That’s really hard to pronounce.
It’s really hard to believe all that’s happened in the last three years becasue of this little blog. 1000 posts ago, or 1096 days ago, I installed wordpress and started typing this blog, wondering who if anyone would read it. I didn’t realize how much it would change me life. Venturing into the world of blogging has introduced me to several very close friends who’ve impacted me in a pretty significant way. This blog has allowed me to impact many people in very tangible ways as well. I also firmly believe that some of the things I’ve written will or have already impacted many people and I just might never know about it.
You see, that’s why this blog exists. In recent months many have commented on how many posts I throw out in a week (or day). Yes, it’s my goal-driven OCD nature that’s got me on overdrive as of recent, but it’s really my passion for sharing and equipping others that drives me. As a 14 year old, God called me to full time ministry to kids. However, as an 18 year old, God revealed to me that my calling expanded beyond the kids at my local church. Even as a 19 year old children’s pastor, I carried with me the burden that I was to equip others even while I was still trying to figure this whole ministry thing out. I feel like I’ve got ideas, experiences and things to share and that’s one of the reason why I blog. That’s why I just hit post 1000 in exactly three years.
In many ways it all goes back to the first post. I re-read this the other night and cracked up. I’ve always believed that I was going to write. Books, curriculum, articles. You name it, I was supposed to write it. I’dÂ finished my masters degree a year earlier and I’d not written a thing. So, I started this blog and I’ve been writing ever since (Actually, I calculated what I’ve written for this blog and it equals to about 4-5 books). I didn’t know where this blog would take me, but it’s been a thrilling ride. I certainly enjoy the community I’ve developed with those of you who read. I’ve enjoyed speaking into your lives and I’ve enjoyed the great ideas and thoughts you’ve given me. So, thank you for sharing your lives with me as I’ve shared mine with you. Hopefully we’ll all still be doing this in a few more years when this sucker hits 2000!
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Congrats on being verbose 🙂
Seriously, though, congrats on reaching this milestone. It’s been great getting to know you via your blog and other stuff. Looking forward to finally getting together in person at Orange!
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Love your blog mate!
It really helps children’s ministers remain focussed and inspired. Perhaps it’s time for the book, because I love the way you write? Maybe you could go through the 5 books you’ve already written and compile something? If you do it will be related to your first blog, hearing God speak to you.
You are a champion Kenny, glad to be mates
Bless you heaps
Woot! Seriously… proud of you! I knew you could do it! ((My email inbox with daily notifications of new posts from Children’s Ministry Online told me so…))
You have been, continue to be a signifcant resource to me both personally and in my area of ministry. What an awesome resource blogging has become in general in ministry! Thank you for your dedication to increasing the kingdom, and equipping leaders for better leadership with deeper impact!! You have made an impression in my little corner of the world…
Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Henry, I’ll see you later this month, I’m looking forward t it too. Rob, thanks for the comment and kind words. Hmmmm, maybe there is a book burried down in those 1000 posts. 🙂 I’ll have to start digging, huh? Erin, thanks for reading and I’m glad it’s helped you and your ministry. Please let me know if you ever need any help or have questions out there in Google… that’s where you live now, right?
ha! I grew up in “Google.” Now live in Metro KC, KS, and work at Westside Family Church. (You can “Topeka” that! :p )
I still remember reading your first post 3 years ago. Congrats my friend on the milestone. Look forward to the next 1000 posts. Maybe we should race to see who gets there first 🙂
You seriously don’t want to race me… 🙂
I think this is one of the reasons why we’re friends… we’re both somewhat competitive. huh?
Wow, if Kenny and Sam would race to 1000, that would be like kidmin content overload! I imagine there would be CM leaders’ heads exloding all over the place. Simply for the shear amount of great ideas being pumped out at a rapid pace.
Kenny, congrats! Glad I stumbled across this way and looking forward to the next 1000 posts. You’re certainly an inspiration.
Jared, if Sam and I were racing to 1000, then I already won. Ha! Well, my blog did start a whole 2 weeks earlier than his, so he has two weeks to beat me… now we wait.
I like the idea of exploding heads… in the comical sense.