Dear reader: Thank you for reading this blog. It’s humbling to me that you would use up a few minutes of your day to do so. Blogging is a joy to me for many reasons. Here are two:
First, writing is a necessary discipline for my own progress in the Christian life. I learned this many years ago. I write in order to process my thoughts and wrestle with what the Spirit is teaching me through the Word. I actually cannot live without writing.
Second, I write because I want to help you grow in grace (2 Pet. 3:18). Back in the late 1980s, through creating a study guide for the church we helped to plant in Kansas, I fell in love with the book of Colossians. Specifically, the Lord captured me with Colossians 1:28-29 as my “life verses.” They captured for me the essence of what I believe the Lord wants me to do with my life.
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Writing to encourage you helps me to think that perhaps I may be used by the Lord to help you grow to maturity in Christ.
As it happens, however, there are times my blog writing morphs into something more. So, I say all of that to say, will you pray for me? I have two book manuscript deadlines that I’m working to meet. One is a devotional on grief and loss. You may have guessed that already, since so many of my recent posts are on that topic. Please ask the Lord to fill me with energy, clarity of mind, and warmth of heart.
Thanks for your prayers.