As I have watched the world attempt to burn itself down over the last few weeks, I have been compelled to start writing. I have always loved to write. I have a hundred partially finished manuscripts tucked away on the old hard drive, and a least a thousand more concepts and synopses in various states of completion. Some of my ramblings are non-fiction. Most are not. They are the stories that rattle around in my brain begging to be told… if I’d only dedicate the time. So when the urgency to write came upon me, and in fact, inspired the launch of this blog, I was a little bummed that the musings here were not to be the fanciful and lighthearted, but rather my methodically thought out responses to the goings on in the world around me. In the news. On social media. In my little corner of the world. And probably, on occasion, even in my own home. This world is so broken and so filled with despair, confusion, and angst, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is hope.
I have never really cared for politics. That is not to say that I don’t have extremely strong stances on political issues– life issues, but rather, I don’t like to argue. I don’t like to be told that because my opinion doesn’t match your opinion it is invalid, or that because I refuse to scream and yell about them, my beliefs are somehow less important than yours. I think a lot of people feel that way. The current culture would have us believe that we have to hate– or at least strongly dislike– those we don’t agree with. And that is simply not true.
For the longest time, I was afraid of offending people, because I know a lot of people don’t share my worldview. But I also know that a lot of people do and simply choose to remain silent. You see, it’s hard to articulate your thoughts and beliefs when you’re being belittled, called names, and ridiculed. And as I have grown and matured as a woman, who is deeply devoted to Christ, I have come to realize that the only being I should worry about offending is God, Himself. With that stated, this blog is dedicated to writing the Biblical truth– in love– about modern life. The world is lost. And broken. And, quite frankly, it could stand to be offended, confronted, and convicted by the indisputable truth that is the Word of God.