The Beginning of Something New

Of all the blogs I have launched, only one has ever been successful. The others failed due to a lack of consistency, or a loss of interest in the subject matter. However, for this new project, the latter issue shouldn’t be a problem. The subject is life, and I have no plans of losing interest in that project any time soon. The first reason may prove to be an issue. It’s a challenge for my journal and every other writing project I’ve ever attempted, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Back to the question at hand.

Why do I want to start a blog about life?

The short answer is easy. I want to show what I believe it means to lead a Christian life in this post-truth world. I also want an opportunity to correct all of the misunderstandings I had in the past about what it meant to be a Christian. Misunderstandings shared by an ever-increasingly secular world.

For example, I always believed that a Christian and a Catholic were the same things. All Christians were Catholic, and that was all there was to it. A life of endless ceremony. Long hours in stuffy churches, plenty of rituals, prayers of Hail Mary and constant confession of my sins to a human as equally flawed as I am. No freedom to enjoy life. Just rules and regulations on how I should do everything.

As I said, misconceptions of what it means to be a Christian and to lead a Christian life. Since becoming Christian, we’ve discovered what it really means. A lifestyle free from worry, free from fear. A life full of hope, and love and excitement for the future. A life blessed by the God who created us, the God who provides for us, sustains us, and the God who died for us.

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

– G.K. Chesterton

I don’t mean to say the Christian life is an easy one. It is not. G.K. Chesterton famously said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

Jesus himself tells us we’ll be persecuted for following him. Beyond that, temptation surrounds us. Our pride arrogance and sinful nature often get the best of us, shifting our focus from God onto the material things of this world. But we want to demonstrate that keeping your focus on God is the only hope for a fulfilling life on this earth, enjoying all the things he has made for us.

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;

1 Timothy 4:4

The purpose of our blog is to highlight the things we have learned, the mistakes we have made, the projects we’ve endeavored, the stumbles we’ve suffered, the truths we’ve discovered and the life we have built. We want to show that choosing to put God first in everything does not result in a life of wanting, but rather a life truly worth living. In fact, the only life worth living.

We don’t want a life where we desire one thing and God desires another. We want a life where what we desire and what God desires are the same thing. It’s through pleasing Him that we are fulfilled and purpose is brought to our life. God has provided all the instruction we need and all the answers we seek. We just need to continue to pray for His wisdom and study His Word

He teaches us about money, careers, business, health, relationships, marriage, family, children and every other element of our earthly lives. His instructions are complete, lacking nothing. While we’re still seeking the depths of His wisdom, we hope to reflect what we have learned on our blog and show you how we’ve incorporated these teachings into our lives.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

– Matthew 5:16

Matthew 5:16 tells us to be a light to the world. We hope the light of Christ, which shines incredibly bright in our lives, is reflected through the pages of our blog and into the life of anyone reading these words. I’ve learned a lot about life since becoming a Christian three years ago. Things I wish someone had been able to tell me long ago, had I been open to listening and had the information been presented in a format my limited mind could understand.

As it were, God did find a way to get my attention through the lives of other believers I had come to know in business. Eventually, I understood, and I will be forever grateful to each of those who touched my life and helped me see the light. Now I want to share our life the best way I know how and hope it lights a spark in the heart of someone who happens across this blog. Someone who is looking for something more.