Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Flinging Open the Door, Finally
I said what I've wanted to say here for quite a long time.
This is my 550th blog post, and why I haven't come right out before now with that, I just don't know.
Oh, I suppose I've adequately hinted around at my faith in various posts here and there, but still, I have not ever really come right out and defined what matters most to me.
When I began writing this blog almost two years ago, I imagined it would be a place to share my comings and goings. If I'd travel, I'd share that. If I'd stay home, I'd write about what I was doing, crafting, cooking, reading, etc., at home. And, all along the way I'd share my thoughts.
I've done all of that to be sure.
I've shared about our lovely trips out of the country to Jamaica and St. Lucia.
You've seen reports of our other trips within the states, and many of them in our camper or at our little cabin on the mountain.
You've read about new crafty projects I've put together, and recipes I've tried.
I've welcomed you into our home and shown you our ongoing home renovation, decorating and organizational projects.
Most certainly by now you know how delighted I am with all our grandchildren; there've been plenty of photos included in my blog showing my fun times together with them.
You've seen the ridiculous antics of our silly puppy.
You've participated in our holiday celebrations and followed the changing holiday decor through my blog updates.
The fact is, my life has been an open door in the daily posts of this blog.
Why am I getting so deep and philosophical today?
It's because of what I read this morning in my daily morning reading.
Each morning I read a small section of the Bible, and lately what I've been reading seems clearly to be a reminder that my life on this earth is a temporary assignment. The Bible seems stocked full of phrases that all refer to the brief and temporary nature of life on earth.
Specifically, life is described as:
a fast runner
a wisp of smoke
You see, even though I have always been a fairly private person about my faith and what matters to me, the reality is that there is nothing in this life that concerns me more than whether the people in my life know Jesus Christ or not.
From now on, don't be surprised if you read more from me on this subject.
Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much, much better.