For quite some time now, I have had the desire to start this blog, but for various and sundry reasons and commitments, I haven’t done it. Well, I guess as of today, I am finally taking that plunge and posting something here. And if you have found yourself reading this, for some odd reason, you have at least an inkling of a desire to read what I have to say.
I have several goals or purposes I would like to see for this blog. The first would be to have a place where I can write about what I am learning about God. Many people shy away from the word theology thinking that it is only for their pastor or elders or the “super-religious.” And I have found that especially among women this tends to be the case. But theology literally means the study of God. I can’t imagine being a Christian who does not want to learn more about the God I serve. I hope I can be a resource for others, but especially women, who want to learn more than just mere sentiments when it comes to God.
As a second goal or purpose, I want this blog to be a place where I can lovingly engage those in the LGBT community and especially help Christians who experience same-sex attraction (SSA). This is a subject that is near and dear to me, because I am a Christian who has experienced and struggled with SSA. I want this to be a safe place to discuss this issue, but under the framework of the traditional Biblical understanding of sex and marriage (i.e., marriage is between a man and a woman and sexual relations are meant for marriage).
Finally, I hope this blog can be a place where I can discuss the ordinary and every day things that happen as I live out my life and identity in Christ, endeavoring to walk in all good conscience before Him. I might talk about some work of fiction I am reading, some new recipe I want to try, the new Hollywood blockbuster I saw last weekend, or some new beer I ordered.
So, feel welcome to drop by and read things as I post them. I would welcome any comments, thoughts, and to dialog with any of you if you find that a topic I have written about piques your interest!