Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
As I was driving home today I was watching a sweet little old lady walking her dog. She had all the patience for this dog to find the best spot to … well, you know, relieve himself. But, she had the most patience, care, and love for that dog. She didn’t know where the little precious thing was going, but she was willing to allow him to lead her. As I was watching her, the question that came to my mind was, does anyone really know where they are going in life? Or are we all just meandering about in life? (And, of course there are implications from this story about following Jesus that you can make on your own...)
You know, the best way to get someone to do something is to not pressure them. The action being done is best done when it comes out of desire. For some strange reason, I have had the desire to start a blog. Not from any pressure from my friends, although I have very dear friends that are bloggers. But, this whole blogging thing is weird for me! And, by the way, I am not claiming to be a writer, and I don’t even have correct grammar or spelling (and please don’t use this time to “encourage” me … I’m just being honest with myself!). Plus, I’m not even sure about the whole putting my meandering thoughts and events of my life out in the open for all to see. No privacy! And, what about stalkers? I mean, is this whole blogging thing actually safe? Well, either way, here is my attempt at starting a blog. I know, I know, 20 years kind of late. I guess I missed that boat way back when…
Now, back to the word meandering. I like this word. Not only is it fun to say, but it has depth and meaning. As I was thinking about the direction that our lives our headed, I kept thinking of all these unknown factors. When I think about where the US was 5 years ago, I would have NEVER guessed that we would be in this financial upheaval. On the one hand, it’s a good thing that people are finally being responsible for their finances. On the other hand, it’s very sad to witness people being forced to move from their homes because of a job loss or they simply can no longer afford a mortgage. So, really … do we REALLY know where we are going?
So, as we all press ahead together on this journey of meandering about, my hope is that this blog can be a venue that I can get to know myself better and the direction that I’d like to go in life, and while I meander about through my life and thoughts, that you might find out whom you truly are and where you truly desire to go in life.
I leave you today with the infamous quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!