Thursday, August 31, 2006

Why I Chose My Blog Name

Barb at A Chelsea Morning has an interesting "link fest" to folks answering this question: The Name of Your Game.

My answer may be obvious - but whatever certainty my writing style makes it feel like I have I am almost always writing about something that gives me a "brain cramp": a mental problem that requires some massage to work out.

The first blog was created under the name Brain Cramps, but that didn't really tell the whole story. Most of my brain cramps are about God, and certainly I try to resolve all my brain cramps for God - but mostly I actively seek to challenge my mental comfort zone, and again that is for God.


  1. I had to run over here and tell you that you're officially the 100th person who played the name game. I'm amazed so many people jumped in.

    Brain Cramps for God may possibly be the most unique name I came across during this game. My first thought was, "What?" But after reading how you chose that name, it all makes perfect sense!

    Thank you so much for participating.

  2. I love your blog's original and attention-getting, and I love the fact that it's up-front about being a God-driven blog!

  3. Brian, I like the theme of your blog. It reminds me of the verse that says, "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. So many people just glide thru this life without pondering the eternal rewards that God freely gives.

  4. I like your name. My husband has many of the same interest and he calls his ponderings his theological knots:)

  5. I had never thought of it before -- many of my own "brain cramps" have been about God as well. Interesting is putting it mildly. I find this occuring mostly when dealing with God about my children...sometimes I just don't get it but I am probably not suppose to.

    Thanks for sharing!


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2. You cannot read minds
3. People are not evil
4. Debates are not for winning
5. You make mistakes
6. Not everyone cares as much as you
7. Engaging is hard work
8. Differences can be subtle
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