Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I've Changed The Name

For as long as I can remember I have been beating up on myself. I don't need critics. I am my own worst critic.

Today my "talking doctor" said, "Mike, look at what you've accomplished! Celebrate. Stop beating up on yourself."

I've got a lot to celebrate. This Friday will mark 30 days since I have had a drink of beer, wine or any type of alcohol. That is something to celebrate!

I am going to start the "celebration" early by changing the name of this blog. This blog used to have the title "Mike Is Messed Up". That title has been replaced by "Mike In Progress". I'm not perfect. I've got a long way to go. I'm on a journey. I'm a painting that is not finished. I'm a work in progress.

"I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back."

Philippians 3:13-14 (The Message)

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Henry Miller


  1. Great name change, Mike - and well deserved!

  2. I love the name change Mike! And you DO have LOTS to celebrate! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  3. Biggest thing to remember on your journey, Mike, is that we are all broken in one way or another. Glad to see you persevering. Keep it up.

  4. a work in progress ... a process.
    my poem that i posted for today was...

    we are

    living in
    of need

    how to


    our whole life, a process.
    a progression of changes and learning, hopefully open to the Spirit with our heart.

    LOve to you.

    since we continue to change, i think the blog titles should continue to change as well.

  5. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

    I've been waiting for the day when Mike who used to be messed up embraced a new identity. You're an answer to prayer.


    (Comin down to FL to tell you in person at your church one of these years ... or at the throne, whichever comes first!)