I have started this page about half a dozen times now. Part of that is because one of the hardest things to do is write about yourself. Try it sometime for a challenge. What do you say, and how do you say it? What really are the motives behind what you write? Just who are you anyway? Not who you want to be, nor what others see you as, but just who are you for real? When the blinds are drawn and no one else is around what are you really like? I suspect that deep down, most of us really don’t like themselves. OK, we don’t completely dislike ourselves, but the are more than a few things about ourselves that we really loath.
So, who am I? Well cliches are easy, but I want to try and avoid them, and be honest, but truthfully, not completely honest, because there are places where God still has much to do and I’m not very proud of those areas. I’m not anyone special, but in a sense I am, because as one who has accepted the free gift of salvation through the atonement of Jesus on the cross, I am a Blood bought child of the Most High God, and that makes me very special indeed. I am husband to a beautiful and wonderful wife who never ceases to amaze, challenge, and inspire me. I am father to some very special children, all grown now, and poppy to some wonderful grandchildren.
I have no special training, unless you call the school of hard knocks, and God’s fiery furnace of sanctification special. I have no theological degree or formal training. My sole qualification is simply the fact that God has called me, and told me to go and do. So that is what I try to do, sometimes I make mistakes, sometimes I am rejected because of my lack of a formal degree or title, and sometimes I fail to do when the Lord is speaking to me to go and do. I stumble from time to time, but when I do, I get up and try to learn from the experience. I am very thankful to the Lord that there is grace because of His finished work on the cross.
Deborah and I have been on a path less traveled for a number of years now. At times it seemed like the Lord had us on a path no one traveled, but the Lord has caused us to meet fellow sojourners from time to time, and we have come to realize it’s not untraveled, just less traveled. We have not yet discovered our final destination, or even our next destination, although we catch a small glimpse from time to time. Like Abram, we travel not knowing where we are headed, but confident that when we get there we will step into the fullness of the promises God has spoken to our hearts. We’re not sure what this land looks like, but we will know it when we get there.
This blog consists mostly of our thoughts, doubts, questions and discoveries on the journey. Some may be exciting, most not, but we pray that they will inspire others to seek out the path less traveled God has for them. It will not be easy, but it will be exciting. Last, but not least, I pray that God’s love will shine and be evident in everything I say or do, for without His love, it’s nothing more than a house of cards, or tares fit for the flames.