This is my little “How To” statement, helping readers get an idea for my voice and how to go about reading this blog. I realize that some people may stumble upon my writings and not know me personally so I feel like I need to help a brother out. 😀
First of all, I like to joke and so I write with a lot of humor. I can be pretty sarcastic at times. I hope that my humor shines through, even if you don’t know me in person. Humor and laughter are so important. It’s how I get through life! That and Jesus (coffee, wine and chocolate help too)! 😉
I’m unapologetically Christian. I believe that the Bible is the inspired, active, living, sharper than a double-edged sword, Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). I realize that not everyone who reads my writings share or live by the same beliefs and convictions as me. Perhaps, your viewpoints are quite the opposite. Please know that I respect you and care for you as a human being and invite you to read along anyway! Hopefully, there are things that you can take away and learn from me and my experiences.
I believe that we can learn from everyone, even if we don’t see exactly eye-to-eye. I will be the first to openly admit that claiming to be a Christian does not mean that I think that I’m perfect! Strive as I may to follow Biblical guidelines, I fail daily at perfectly living up to God’s standards! God is the God of love, grace, peace, and mercy! I hope that, if nothing else, you can walk away from this blog with a refreshed perspective on Christianity.
I write with a heart of love and acceptance of people from all walks. Acceptance, meaning, “I care for you and invite you to come along with me on my journey.” I have no interest in arguing about beliefs. Feel free to share your viewpoint if it differs, just please do so with respect and kindness. I simply want to share my life and hope that I can help others!
Perhaps you have experienced hurts, mistreatment, and disappointments by the church or those claiming to share the same faith. As a Christian and on behalf of all believers, I apologize. I know many people who steer clear of churches because they believe churches are full of hypocrites. Well, no one is perfect! Church should be a place to learn, grow, and support one another in our daily lives and walks with Christ. I too have had my share of hurts, but I continue to press on because that is what God calls us to do; to forgive, to love and to move forward! I hope that you can find forgiveness and healing!
Grace, peace, and blessings to you!