A Blog Is Like a Pet…

…you’ve got to keep feeding it.

Our beloved pet mutt, Oreo, succumbed to a rapid 6-week decline on New Years Eve. I’m discovering how much I miss the lifestyle that pets help create. We live in an apartment complex, so caring for Oreo would require us to be outside and around neighbors 3-4 times a day. One simple daily activity facilitated friendships, conversations, and 10 minutes of refreshed perspective.

Maybe her absence is one reason, after years of wanting to join the tide of self-expression, that I finally decided to start this blog. In the shrinking communication universe it gets me outside and refreshes my perspective.

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

One reply on “A Blog Is Like a Pet…”

Oreo was a fun dog…glad to have known her. I was the beneficiary of many of those incidental outside interactions while letting Oreo do her doody (or is it duty ;). Good friends, good times…

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