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Thursday, July 21, 2005

the journey

Life is a journey. In my case it's a winding road with surprises around every turn. I've had my share of both joys and hardships, and mundane drudgery as well. I never expected many of the turns that this road has taken. But all my experiences have helped shape who I am, and I wouldn't trade even the worst of them if it meant being somebody other than the person I have become. That doesn't mean I don't have any growing to do; the journey continues as long as I'm alive.

Faith, too, is a journey. I had my first real encounter with God when I was in high school. It's been almost 20 years now, and though my faith has grown during that time, I still barely understand God. The more I understand, the more I realize there is even more to learn.

If I could go back in time and talk to the person I was ten years ago, we wouldn't always see eye to eye. If I could talk to the person I will be ten years from now, I would probably be surprised by some of the things I heard.

I have always found it helpful to put my thoughts in writing. I plan to use this blog as a sounding board. I may float some ideas that interest me, even if I don't fully agree with them. I have found that sometimes I learn more just by understanding why I don't agree.

So I want to know your thoughts, even if you disagree with me... especially if you disagree with me. Even if my opinion is unchanged by the exchange, I have learned something about why I believe what I do. Maybe you'll learn something from me, too.

So, as I continue my journey, I invite you to walk with me for a while. I can't tell you where the road leads, but that's what makes the trip worthwhile.


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