For the next two weeks for “There and Back Again,” I am going there and back again, again. I am stopping on this network journey to retrace my steps, to repave these in-roads I have made with other bloggers. To commend them to you again.

In two weeks, I will go again and find an idea to write about deeply.

For now, some thoughts we might all want to consider.

Over at May 1st Everlasting, Sue is considering the value of a good name in her post, “Who Are the Kardashians?

“A good name. I will ponder it during these days of Lent.”

As Mari prepares to turn 30, she is wondering what happened to her childhood dreams in her post, “Where Am I Today?

“What do I do when God has not given me the desires of my heart?”

 Manipulator or lover? That’s what Jim Martin is contemplating at A Place for the God-Hungry.

“Relationship is not about self-interest with these people” he says about lovers.

Tyler Rowan has been considering in words and music what it means to be a follower of God on her blog, Titus 2:3-5.

“Yet I can’t help but think there is something more to being a follower of Christ than simply mimicking His actions and attitudes,” she says.

To be continued next week . . .

Join me for regular jaunts around The High Calling network, randomly visiting fellow bloggers, soaking up their words and ideas, and then coming back here to write about them from my perspective. This is what The High Calling network is all about, after all.

Our site is about casting a vision that is clear enough and inspiring enough that our readers can run with it on their own sites. We then spend the majority of our editorial time listening to them on their sites and helping them shine as writers. We believe in the power of the laity so much that we are relying on them and their audiences to help spread the vision that has been given to us. – Marcus Goodyear, senior editor, (from “The Challenge, Strategy, and Execution of Combining Web Properties” by Dan King on

Each Thursday, consider going “There and Back Again” yourself. It’s simple.

1.) Choose another High Calling Blogger to visit. It can be someone you have “met” before, or do what I do, and work your way through the “Member Posts” section of to meet someone new.
2.) Visit his blog, digesting the message until it becomes something that you can write about.
3.) Go back to your blog and write about it, being sure to link to the post that gave you the idea so that your readers can visit, too.
4.) Add the button above to your blog so your readers know you are participating in “There and Back Again.”
5.) Go back to the Network blog and leave a comment so your new friend can feel the link love!
6.) Complete the journey by returning here, to Wide Open Spaces, and enter your link so that we all can benefit from the new High Calling connection you have made.