Everyone’s on a journey, one way or another. Everybody’s got a past, and everybody’s got a story. This is where I’d like to tell a little bit of mine. My path has taken some unexpected detours in the last few years, and this seemed like a good way to chronicle my wanderings.
One of the most surprising changes in my life has been the gradual discovery that I’m not a very good Baptist any more. I’m still a Christian, but a random encounter with a Quaker church (it had pretty stained-glass windows and I couldn’t drive by without taking pictures) turned into a complete derailment of my denominational train of thought. I’m not 100% sure I’m a Quaker, but that’s the road I’m walking on right now, so that’s a lot of what I’ll be writing about.
I might also write about parenting a teenager, parenting an autistic 10-year-old, playing the piano, making cookies, and playing a no-holds-barred game of chicken with my fortieth birthday. (So far I’m winning.) You Just Never Know.
And on this road to righteousness,
Sometimes the climb can be so steep
I may falter in my steps
But never beyond Your reach
Oh God, you are my God,
And I will ever praise you.
I will seek you in the morning,
And I will learn to walk in your ways,
And step by step you’ll lead me,
And I will follow you all of my days.