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For decades I have traveled throughout the United States and the world. I am blessed in my early-autumn-years with a small home by the sea, where I am surrounded by nature — and from which I was called to reflect on my faith and share my spiritual journey.

I don’t know where God is leading me, only that I will follow. I believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Not only do I believe, I feel deep love and gratitude.

I am much like the worn coral that is scattered along the beach: Beautiful in spirit, but weathered and storm-tossed. I have not always been the version of myself that God wanted me to be. I  am a work-in-progress Christian with a past unworthy of God. I’ve asked God’s forgiveness more often than I’ve pleased Him. Without God’s mercy, my soul would have been lost long ago.

I have no doubt that my spiritual journey is a journey I am making with Jesus. Jesus intervened on my behalf, claimed me, and with His mercy I have changed course in the direction my life has taken.

I am not judgmental of those whose hearts bring them to a different understanding of God than I share. It is not my intent to encourage anyone to dishonor their convictions. I respect that God’s relationship with us is very personal in nature and that we must each search our hearts in that regard.

Thank you for reading my blog — and for sharing your comments as you are willing.

 

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL REFERENCES TO THE BIBLE IN MY POSTS ARE TO “THE LIVING BIBLE PARAPHRASED”, COPYRIGHT 1971 BY TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.