I am a bit on what I like to call the strange and wonderful side of life, but I am not one to run hot and cold on a regular basis.
When I'm in my usual state of mind, all is running smoothly and the writing flows along the way my life does. In other words, what you read is what I am in real life.
Well, 99% of the time, anyway.
But there are those times when I don't want to let you know how I feel. There are those "Dark Side" times when all I want to do is gripe and moan and complain and whine and wail and weep and gnash my teeth. The times I wallow in depression or self-pity. The times I'm mad-as-h*ll-and-not-gonna-take-it-anymore. Those are the times of which I'm not particularly proud, and those are the times I try to keep from showing.
I know you. You're like me. You do the same thing. And if you're like me, the best way for you to get over those feelings is to write them out.
My friend HeyJules and I were hanging out having our regularly scheduled program of coffee and God/girl talk at Starbucks last weekend, and this very subject came up. And then my friend Bev wrote on the selfsame item. And we've all come to the same conclusion.
You gotta have a Dark Side blog.
One that you keep private or open up to only a couple of people. One where you can rant to your heart's content. One where you can let out all of your frustrations, all of your pent-up anger, all of your PMS angst. A place to vent all the steam that tends to build up. A safe place that no one knows about except you and God.
And after you write it all out and you've had your say, you can feel free to let it go.
The Dark Side blog is a way of using the gift God has given you to help yourself. And after it has served its purpose, you can delete the entries and no one will be the wiser. No one will be hurt. No messes will have to be cleaned up. You will have worked through whatever it is that is bothering you. It's just between you and God alone and it's done in the way we do it best. By writing.
The Dark Side blog. It's a good thing.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.