"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Blog

I know- bad form to disclose your lack of experience when undertaking a new endeavor! I don't care. I have reached a place in life where authenticity has become my goal. So, take it or leave it, I am stepping out to write down and share some thoughts from time to time. Thanks for visiting and reading this!

An ordinary man from humble beginnings, I grew up (mostly) on a farm in northeastern Kansas, the son of a factory worker. I worked my way through college, married, went back to school, and made ends meet by doing custodial work at health clubs, and cleaning pools in Dallas Texas. I worked for many years in community clinics as a counselor, and in 2003 went into private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Christian counseling.

I share an interest of music with my wife, Mary. We play various instruments at one of the larger churches here in beautiful Montrose Colorado. We have a zoo of, let's just say, several animals.

Why a blog? Because so many of life's exchanges skim the surface of our existence without ever asking the hard questions. Brief encounters and exchanges of "How are you guys?" pass for relationships these days. Sadly, many people live and die without seeking, or finding, deeper meaning. Sadder yet, some die for the lack of it without ever realizing they needed it.

I realize a level of responsibility that comes with blogging that I fear most bloggers don't acknowledge. We don't share "just our opinions" without influencing people, one way or the other. It should humble us to be told that a shared opinion or thought rises to the level of "wisdom" in the ears of the listener, in the mind of the reader.

This blog will attempt to raise some hard questions, and to offer some answers. All respectfully submitted points of view are welcome and will, no doubt, contribute to the depth of the search.

Come along, let's start the excavation and see what we can uncover.

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