There is a quote that is most famously attributed to Mother Teresa, though it is disputed. This quote reads “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create ripples.”
That it was I am trying to do here. God is recently and dramatically put changes into motion for me. My first blog, A Ripple In Culture, reaches to a wide audience on a variety of topics. It is about me striving to not just accept culture but to dig into it. It is a place to share the stories of my everyday life, especially the ones where I find beautiful small things and wonderful truth’s. I may mention that I go t church and sing in a praise team and I may mention that I have faith, but I leave it at that so that any one whose heart has been hardened and would turn away from further Christian references can still read about my thoughts, my life, and my struggles and accept, learn, dispute, and grow with me.
“For I urge you dear brothers, to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not grant us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:6-7
This blog, however, is going to be uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable for me as it is sharing more than I ever have before and it is putting my faith walk and my relationship with God at the forefront of the conversation, for God is our vanguard and we should trust him to be there. I encourage you not only to read, but to comment and communicate with me. I am not an amazing source of knowledge, I am just learning and growing. I hope that what I learn contains things that others may be able to connect with. I hope that what I learn stirs up other opinions that will be expressed and cause a glorious argument that will mature all involved.
I am not afraid of my ideas being contested. It is a part of this life, so do not be afraid to contest me. But please, be kind, and if you have a word of wisdom or encouragement to share, sometimes those are just easier to stomach!