I hope, in the upcoming months and years, to establish a rich dialogue with many of you. My prayer is that as I continue to seek God and love Him with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27) that you will join me in that pursuit. In the end, may we all become complete and whole - as God made us to be.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
My vision, as I write this blog, is threefold.
First, my greatest desire is to help myself and my readers to fall in love with God and His Word. On a 38 year journey, God has taught me much about Himself and how He has ordered the universe. I delight in sharing what I’ve learned, offering chunks of Scripture that “say so much”… and all the while exploring & finding more & more evidence that underscores that God is Who he says he is!
Secondly, I long to equip myself & whoever I come into contact with so that our lives become more full in purpose, joy, peace, and satisfying communion with God and with others. I’m excited to share truths I’ve learned, whether they come from the Bible, present-day fellow sojourners in this walk of faith, or saints through the ages. There are so many great resources out there!
Thirdly, I’ve seen far too often that people do not have safe friends and family. They do not have a place to go where they can share their deepest fears and questions; where they can safely explore the terrain of what they’re going through. We all need safe, wise people in our lives! Safe people love and support others, helping them to be the best God made them to be. I want to share with you what I've learned in how to cultivate safe places.
Two verses, when conjoined, sum up my vision:
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
My (Jesus’) purpose is to give [you] a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10