LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Monday, September 24, 2007

Welcome Marcia!

It is my honor to have Marcia on board here at BlueCollar. The work of the Holy Spirit is very evident in her young life as seen here, http://ruminationsandramifications.blogspot.com/2007/08/redeeming-time-i.html

She is a fine writer and I so look forward to her work here.

May the Lord bless you, Marcia!



Blogger Daniel said...


Welcome aboard, though frankly, I am still new myself.

September 24, 2007 10:01 AM

Blogger Gayla said...

Hidy-ho, Marcia. Glad you're here!!

September 24, 2007 10:15 AM

Blogger Even So... said...

...another good one...now only one more to go...I wonder......?

September 24, 2007 10:27 AM

Blogger Even So... said...

To be truthful I believe you need a "bakers dozen" (13)...

September 24, 2007 10:29 AM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Welcome aboard. With you chasing after tornadoes and Mr. Bluecollar's lifting weights, we are a pretty tough bunch, eh.

September 24, 2007 10:46 AM

Blogger Susan said...

Jazzy's right.
I feel really safe now.

Welcome, Marcia. It *is* good to have you on board. I've enjoyed the posts at your blog as well as your comments on other blogs. And it never hurts to raise the number of Peeps over here. Do we outnumber the boys yet?

But.... gee. JD's out there in a life preserver waving over to us while we're all here in the boat... Look! He's coming closer! C'mon, JD, you can make it!

September 24, 2007 11:10 AM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Welcome Marcia! I look forward to reading your posts!


September 24, 2007 11:37 AM

Blogger mark pierson said...

You college educated folk could help me with a plan whereby all the contributors can post here, please.

My objective is to have a new post every day. Having a "baker's dozen" would make it so that there is no pressure for anybody to have to post in order to keep up. My idea is to have a new post up by 10 AM, eastern, every day, so that one can aim to post by that time. If by that time a new post is not up since the previous day, feel free to post. Otherwise wait till 10 AM the next morning.

I have followed Wayne's advice and have made the post page so that a whole month is seen on this page, thus discussion can carry on for a whole month on any one post.

Soon we will have two pastors on board, so that means our tone should soften somewhat with our theological adversaries, seeings how pastors are supposed to be gentle with those who disagree. I do not want the pastors to be in an hostile environment since that is contrary to where they should be.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

September 24, 2007 11:42 AM

Blogger mark pierson said...

Here's an idea:

We divide into groups of two. Each group of two is assigned a day of the week. If when your day comes to post and your group member has not by 10 eastern, then go ahead and post. The following week would automatically be your group member's turn... How's that sound?

September 24, 2007 12:59 PM

Blogger mark pierson said...

Also, can we keep Cristina's dad in prayer. He's had another heart attack.

September 24, 2007 1:13 PM

Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Okay, maybe this is out of order here, but have you guys ever posted anything on spiritual warfare?

A lot of Christians have a lot to say on that subject and it would be interesting to see the 'Bluecollar' take on spiritual warfare.

Every Blessing in Christ


September 24, 2007 2:53 PM

Blogger Susan said...

our tone should soften somewhat with our theological adversaries, seeings how pastors are supposed to be gentle with those who disagree

Yeah, but the rest of us can just have at 'em! (I'm just teasin' ;-) It was just funny to read how the theological tone will soften with the presence of pastors. Sorry, but that struck me as somewhat humorous, since sometimes pastors can (and perhaps should be) more forward, whereas all Christians are called to be meek, humble, and treat others better than ourselves. You know what I mean, right?

With respect to a plan, I'm not sure I would divide it up into groups with a scheduled sense of timing. I would rather see how it goes playing it by ear, so to speak. Let's see how it goes. Some folks don't like to post regularly anyway, so a plan might put pressure on them when the well is dry, whereas others are more verbose and have seasons of plentiful ideas. I'd suggest just riding it out and seeing how it goes. Also, if a post is up more than a day or two, that may be good as folks new to the blog (or even old-timers) may be checking in on on-going comments. Just a thought.

Matthew's idea is interesting too. Wish I had thoughts on the matter. I used to follow CS Lewis' thinking on it (Screwtape Letters, etc) and have read novels (not profound theological discourse) by Frank Peretti (spiritual warfare stuff), but I'm not sure where I stand on the matter. Reformed doctrine is such that God is ultimately in control and so I guess I haven't dwelt on battles between spirits and I tend to discount oft-heard comments from some Christians like "the devil is attacking so-and-so" or things like that, suggesting areas of their lives where the devil is after them. I'm more skeptical about that kind of thing - thinking more often than not it's our own flesh.

September 24, 2007 3:03 PM

Blogger Marcian said...

First of all, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm really excited to work through my faith with like-minded reformed individuals.

Second, I think team posting is a good idea. It would certainly give two or three people the ability to work together on a posting schedule between themselves instead of hashing it out with ten or eleven. However, I also like the idea of posting whenever I have something to share, which may not be incredibly regular, so less pressure is a writer's friend in that case....

September 24, 2007 3:26 PM

Blogger Susan said...

Ah ha!
So you really are the same person.
All this time I have thought that maybe Marcia and Marcian were two different people.
Do you prefer Marcia to Marcian?

September 24, 2007 5:43 PM

Blogger Marcian said...

Susan, it doesn't matter to me. My given name is Marcia. In college a floor-mate wrote a poem on my dry-erase board on my dorm door beginning with the words "Marcia Marcian number one..." Marcian just kinda stuck as a nickname. I'll answer to either...

September 24, 2007 6:01 PM

Blogger Scribe said...

Woohoo!! Welcome to the BC clan Marcia...glad to have you on board.

Hey Mark...can we get our BC jerseys now? ;D

Bluecollar- The most powerful alliance since the formation of NATO... :D

September 25, 2007 8:47 AM

Blogger mark pierson said...

Well alrighty then. Looks like we do the first come first post for a while longer. let's see how it works.

September 25, 2007 12:46 PM

Blogger Daniel said...

I don't think it is particularly bad to have more than one post a day. Ten posts a day would be thinning it out too much, but two or even three posts in a day is not a bad thing. There are many group blogs that post very frequently.

All that will happen if we post more is that people will visit more often each day. The same conversations will take place, just more of them.

I am no prophet however, so don't stone me if that doesn't happen. ;^)

September 25, 2007 2:59 PM


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