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After reading one of my cousin’s recent blog posts, I started thinking again about something that’s been on my mind for awhile.  Without trying to sound conceited or patronizing, I am wondering how one remains faithful and loves God more when things are “going well.”

In all honesty, I found it easier to reach out for God in the difficult circumstances I went through several years ago. At that point, all I could do was reach out and just hang on.  For the past 6 years or so, my life has been really good…perhaps even easy.  Sure, I’ve had challenges (starting a career, having a baby, navigating life changes, etc), but there have been no tragedies.  No death, no divorce, no major health issues, no lack of security…   I live in America; I live in abundance.  Perhaps the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is simply my faithfulness to God instead of living for myself or any of the other idols we worship in our culture.

Several years ago I came across this verse, and it imprinted deeply in me:

Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and [a]cultivate faithfulness.”

I can’t say that I’ve always been faithful.  In fact, I’ve been far from it quite a bit.  But God has always been faithful.  And I know He wants me to walk in that, to practice that.  Sometimes I think it might look like mopping my floors or planning a meal.  Sometimes it means forgiving someone even if they aren’t sorry, or giving my son loving attention when I am tired of him and would rather do something else.

Truthfully, I’m not completely sure I know how to love God more, but perhaps faithfulness in the little things is a start.  I may not be moving fast, but I suppose even baby steps will take me somewhere.

but maybe there are some regular bloggers that can help me out with this one??  I wrote awhile back why I thought WordPress was better than Blogger.  I have not changed my position.

I follow several blogs, and I realize that Blogger is popular.  I don’t have a problem with this.  Sometimes I like to comment on other people’s posts.  Whenever I want to comment on someone’s post who has a blogger account, you have to enter a word-verification to make sure there is no spam.  It’s annoying, but again, not really a problem.

What I DO have a problem with is how to connect my comment with my WordPress account instead of my Blogger account! (Yes, I have one.  I do like Google for other things.)  I have the option of choosing my comment identity as my Google account, which is definitely the easiest.  But when I try to connect it to an “Open ID” (WordPress), I always seem to have issues.  I just spent 10 minutes trying to post one comment (with my WordPress identity) on someone’s Blogger blog, and it kept saying that I wrote in the wrong word verification.  I did NOT have the wrong word verification, blogger just seems to hate people with open id’s.  UGH.  I finally just gave up since it hated me.

Has anyone else experienced this issue and can tell me what I’m doing wrong?