Dec 312015
 

Despite my feeling a bit out of sorts for the final third of it, 2015 was a good year for BoWilliams.com. Traffic was up 35% over last year, and I got within a hair of Obama-fueled 2009, still my best year. So 2016 is looking good!

Here are the most notable BoWilliams.com posts of 2015. Most of these got a lot of hits. A couple are in there just because I’m proud of them. In chronological order:

Thank you for reading BoWilliams.com, and I’ll see you next year!

 Posted by at 11:04 am
Nov 302015
 

Our Upward basketball and cheer practices are starting at church this week. I’m glad for that.

I’m directing the Upward program at our church this year. Our boys have played for six years, and this is my fifth year coaching. It’s important to me. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I think it’s a wonderful way to talk about Jesus and Christlike behavior with young people, and it’s a powerful outreach ministry for our church.

And directing has, so far, been quite an experience.

I had a boss 15 years ago who would say she had a “personal growth opportunity” for you when she had some crappy job she didn’t want to do that she was going to push off on you. I thought of that phrase when I considered my experience so far.

There are mishaps, crises, and so forth that I handle as well or better than anyone I know. And there are other sorts that are “personal growth opportunities” for me. I’m getting a chance to build some skills of mine that have atrophied, or in some cases weren’t ever there in any significant quantity. That is the approach for which I am striving.

Some of my troubles have been self-inflicted. Others come with the territory. All are opportunities to model behavior for those around me. What choices shall I make?

 Posted by at 10:30 am
Nov 062015
 

(If your content-free post alert isn’t going off, I’d check the batteries.) Really collapsing into Friday night. The week has been largely a chore. Facebook has been fun. Drama elsewhere, not so much. I hope you have a good weekend.

 Posted by at 7:14 pm
Nov 042015
 

I have a personal profile on Facebook again. It’s been more than two years since that was the case, and the BoWilliams.com page has been gone for almost a year. Why return? It’s simple, really. When I left, I had significant privacy concerns with Facebook. I still do, but now, they’re just another head on […]

 Posted by at 6:32 pm

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