This I know for sure (as Ms. Winfrey is so fond of saying), that life is but a vapor and much too short to engage in things that are meaningless and superficial.
Since I wrote my first post in 2008, I've been careful as to what I share in this space about my faith. To be completely honest, my fear has been that the few readers I have will run off screaming in every which direction if I get all "religious" up in here, so for years, I've rationed my words when it came to sharing beliefs, ideals, ideas and thoughts. The result is, I feel like I have let myself down, my family, you, and most importantly, God, as I have wanted to please all of the people all of the time, while pursuing the twilight zone blogging world of trying to obtain a large readership.
But, here's the thing: My relationship (not religion) with Jesus is what keeps me from jumping off the nearest bridge and from pushing others off, so, if I'm going to be authentic and if I have any integrity, then I must be as real as real can be with my thoughts, actions, words and deeds --- even if it is uncomfortable. Even if it means the only one left reading this blog is my husband. Oh yeah, and Jesus.
I don't want to color the truth by manipulating you, or your comments, by trying to tell you what I think you want to hear. That is at the heart, abuse. My desire is to continue to write about my world and my faith (in as few words as possible), with clarity, grace, honesty and a little humor from time to time.
I sure hope you will continue this journey with me.
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