I have debated starting a blog for a long time.  While there have been many reasons of why not to write one the main reason has always been, I really wonder if it has a point.  Would anyone really want to spend time reading about what I think?  Does anyone even care? In reality, it seems alittle egotistical to think that there are dozens of people out there who want to take the time to read about what I think.  And because of that fact, and mainly just that fact, I have delayed.  I have waited.  I have sat on the sidelines allowing others to share their thoughts, share their opinions, convinced that I have nothing to add to the discussion.

But then a funny thing happened, I began a journey with six other friends as we committed to each other to spend the next 18 months focusing on developing a deeper relationship with God.  (Well, in reality there are about 50 of us from our church in 8 different groups, but that’s a side note). We started a discipleship group, a time where we promised to encourage, walk beside, push, pull, shove each other closer to God.  Part of this process is a daily Bible Reading program, a challenge to read through the Bible together in a year.  This is a habit that I have had for many years, ever since High School I’ve been spending daily time in the Word.  I’ve read through the Bible countless times, and yet each time I read it I find new insights, new truths, new revelations from God.  God speaks to me where I am and pulls me ever closer to him and to truth.  And while I’ve done this “read the bible thing” many times, I am enjoying going through this process with some who have never done it before, to experience again what it is like to read some of the stories for the very first time.  And I found myself thinking, don’t miss this point, remember that character, this story will have relevance later…

And so, I’ve decided that instead of repeatedly sending e-mails about this and that, maybe I should share my thoughts with the group, and with the world.  Not that I have all the answers, I don’t.  I’m fully aware of that, thus the reason to never write before even though I’ve been encouraged to do so.  However, I feel called to do all that I can for these six men, these six brothers of mine who have joined this journey with me.  I feel called to share the thoughts in my brain, hoping that the Spirit will do something with those thoughts to compel others to think and feel more deeply.  These are my musings, my wonderings, my questions about what God is doing in the world.  For the most part these will follow our daily bible reading schedule (which is in chronological order not canonical order) however at times it will deviate from the path to discuss other things that God is teaching me.  But no matter what, it will hopefully compel us to a deeper more intimate understanding of God and his will for our lives.

And so the journey begins…