"Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man." - Sir Francis Bacon, an English statesmen and philosopher in the 16th and 17th century. (How cool would it be to have the name Bacon?! Yum.)
To be honest, I found this quote after I decided to start working on a website that bears my nickname. Better late than never.
As Bacon said, I feel "full". (Does anyone else see the irony in putting the words "full" and "bacon" in the same sentence?)
I feel full partly from reading, but also from life and ministry experiences. (And I admit that last sentence seems a little pretentious, so it is possible I'm just filled with pride.)
The real purpose of this website is to write, and I hope that in doing so I can become more "exact," both in what I believe and what tactics and strategies I use. I hope that eventually the content I put together here will be such that anyone (especially myself) can take it off the virtual shelf and put it to use very easily.
Then, I hope to be able to use what I've written to speak ("conference" as Bacon would say). I would love to be more ready in my conversations with people and speaking opportunities. Too often I leave with the thought: "Why didn't I think of saying that?"
The challenge I'll leave YOU with is this: Do you need to be more ready or exact? What can you do about that?
As you can tell, I have a thing for (parentheses) and "quotes." This should be fun. Thanks for reading.
Written September, 2009
Edited October, 2009