Tuesday, November 07, 2006

An introspective sojourn

Been away for quite a while. I'm not really sure if I'll ever share details of what has transpired over the past few months, but here's a summary:

There were some things in me that needed to die. Not just get squashed down to fester, nor ignored until a later date... these things needed to be assasinated. Things like legalism and pride. Spiritual precariousness and self-righteousness, somehow feeding each other in a vicious cycle. All needed to go. And for now they have, at least at some level.

These things can of course rise again, like an evil phoenix, and that's OK. I'm a flawed human being and will do my best to fight the battles laid out for me, all the while knowing that the love of God does not depend on me winning such battles.

All this to say -- I'm back and feeling fantastic! Life is good!

I have no idea what to do with this blog right now. There are always humorous family anecdotes to share, so that's an option for a weekly write-up. And of course I may have the odd ravings about funny movies or people who spit. Yet my heart is really set on the issues of faith and religion that I've been working through. And although I'm excited about that, it's not something I feel wholly comfortable sharing here, which is why the last few months have been so quiet on my end.

Bottom line: My family is healthy, our crises have cleared and I plan to get this blog going again. Nice to be back!


hardrox said...

Nice to see you back at it, Michael.

FishrCutB8 said...

You know you're saved by grace, not the legalistic trappings we fall prey to. Wondering what to write about? The best stuff in the Bible is about flawed people trying to do the right thing, and the struggles they go through to reach a personal relationship with God. You could do worse than starting there...