Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Beginning!

Welcome to my blog!

I've realized that over the past four years of college, I have written countless pages of reading responses, research papers, book reviews, and personal reflections. Though I may not feel like admitting it now, as I face Finals Week, I will, after college, actually miss the practice and discipline of writing several times a week. This blog is an attempt to fill that gap in a positive way. For one thing, I love to write. And there's no better way to improve one's craft than to actually practice.

So I'm using this blog with several purposes in mind. Here they are:

1) To keep up with my writing, specifically what I like to call creative nonfiction writing (writing about true things in a creative way).

2) To reflect on God's work in my life post-Whitworth and to process through the difficulties of this new life that I'm living. Some like to call it adulthood. :o)

3) To keep track of funny little things that happen in a week. Don't you think it's true that there are a million funny things that happen in a week that are fun to share? I invite you to comment on the blog when you want to share something funny from your week.

4) To keep in touch with friends and family in Spokane, Fairview, and beyond to help them understand what's happening in my life day-to-day. However, I hope this blog is not self-centered, but rather a way to connect with those far away and to understand together how faith permeates all of life.

5) Most of all, to glorify God in how I write, connect with you, process through things that happen, struggle in things that are hard, and rejoice in things that are good.

As I've been studying madly for a final exam in my Paul's Letters class this Tuesday, it seems appropriate to end with a quote from Paul.

"Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace." ~Romans 6:13b-14

Thanks for joining me on this journey of grace!

1 comment:

  1. I've just been looking through the Partners International website. It will take a while to explore it all, but it looks like they are doing some wonderful things! I'm so glad you could find a job working for a ministry like them, right here in Spokane, and will be interested in hearing more once you actually start.

    Turkey was particularly interesting. I've met a lot of Whitworth students who have been there over January Term. I haven't travelled much, but I read a lot. Just yesterday, I read a description of the Turkish people by Kemal Ataturk, the father of their country: "We most resemble ourselves." Their unique situation supports that!