When I first thought of starting a blog, it was something that I believed I could do to help others, and to reach an audience that might be looking for encouragement in their faith or to help those wrestling through something difficult. As I mulled over the idea for several years, the purpose of creating a blog shifted quite dramatically.
Throughout the course of my seminary studies, I began to realize two things about myself. First, I struggle with being able to put into words what God is teaching me, especially when sharing with others. Second, my walk with the Lord grows the most when I am intentionally preparing to communicate Scripture and God’s truths to others. Based on these two realizations, I have decided to start this blog as a spiritual discipline for myself. First, so that I might grow as I intentionally prepare what I want to communicate. Second, so that I might grow in my ability to share with others the work that God is doing in my own life and what I am learning as I walk with him.
The logo insignia above has become a statement for me. It represents the roman numerals II and X (2 and 10), which I use as a reminder of Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” This verse has made a profound impact on my life, as I have come to grips with the fact that I am wired differently than most people I meet. Rather than shying away from my uniqueness, I have been learning to lean into the difference. God has made me different because he has a different plan for my life than others around me, and if I try to become like them I will never be all he designed me to be.