The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I am a 60 something. I have sojourned for 6+ decades and have, hopefully, gleaned some wisdom and humility along the way. While if you knew of me you would likely conclude that my life is conventional. But, if you really knew me you would know that convention has not been and will never be my goal. History does not note the conventional, the compliant, those who follow without challenge. I find convention stultifying, smothering and primarily fear-based. At the same time, there are rules. Gravity is fairly absolute.

I do believe in Divine design. Actually, it’s quite simple. Either we were designed or we are all a product of chance plus time plus matter. Science has demonstrated that the human genome consists of 3 billion base pairs. Every cell in our body contains a strand 3 billion characters long that has to be in a particular order in order to produce the necessary result, typically production of a protein. Product of chance? ‘Nuf said.

That’s the easy part. Does the Divine that designed communicate to we human types? If so, how? Through whom? Without going into a long complicated explanation and inasmuch as I lack the desire to argue, cajole or persuade you all, or defend myself, I will simply submit as an admission against interest, if you will, that I have landed on the person of Jesus, Yeshua Hamashiach.  My message is for those who have, also, decided to follow him. Not that I intentionally ignore those who are not his followers, should anyone derive encouragement from my story, my thoughts, my words then my goal shall be realized.

So encouragement is one of my goals for this space. Hope would be another. Our world is increasingly complex on so many fronts. It can be overwhelming. What do people need most in order to navigate this crazy life? Money is helpful. Shelter. Food. In many thrid world countries the list should probably start and stop there. In the good ol’ US of A that list is still important, but most have been provided with the basic necessities and the daily battle is not fought so much in the field as in the mind, the heart, the spirit. Where there is no vision, that is to say no hope, no plan, the people are uncovered, vulnerable and in danger of perishing. While I have no particular vision or plan here, my intention is to honestly share, honestly question, honestly take on the challenges of this journey we call life through the filter of faith. To paraphrase a line I read long ago… while my fire may be small, it is nonetheless real and, hopefully, you can find warmth for your soul in its glow.

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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