Hi, I’m glad you stopped by. I’ve dabbled for about a year in this blogging thing and am really getting to like it.
I decided to transition into a new format and take a more intentional approach – meeting to invest heartily in writing and connecting with others in this really cool forum.
I am really into walking with God and with utilizing counseling principles and methods to see people grow, heal and become. I love the place where these things converge – our emotional and personal growth and our relationship with God. In fact, I believe that they overlap so closely that I am ready to declare them the same thing. Our personal walk with God is also our personal development into emotional maturity.
I want to write about the struggle involved in both of these – for they are a struggle; a wonderful and at the same time frustrating, confusing, and arduous struggle. Walking with God faithfully can be maddening at times! And trying to address our weaknesses, our anxieties, our anger, our relational problems, our hurts – yeah, that takes everything we’ve got and more, if we are not living in complete denial and avoidance that is.
I am confident that these struggles are purposeful! God has an amazing plan that involves such challenges. God isn’t interested in simply hurrying through developing us or fixing us so that we can get on with doing his will or serving him. We are the plan! God’s plan and the focus of his attention is not just out there – but on us. I believe that God is the Good Parent, and we can view his involvement with us as a wise and patient parent towards their preschool children. Yes, I am suggesting that we are God’s Toddlers!
My goal is to flesh out my understanding of how these work out in our lives and how we can align with God in his working us up into our best selves.
Since I believe we were made for relationship, I want to be able to connect with others over such concepts and hear from others and learn from others. This is just as much about my growth as anyone else’s.
Again, I appreciate you coming. I’ll be churning out thoughts and looking for your feedback!
I invite you to get others involved. It will enrich everyone’s experience and all of our growth.
Toddling with you,