1 Corinthians 13:11

Posted on February 18, 2010

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“When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” (NLT)

My daughter was born on February 16th, 2010.  As the moment was upon us — as my wife held our child in her arms — I reached out to friends for a quick bit of advice.  I meant it ironically: “Hey, I’m a dad, what should I do?” followed by a chuckle.  After all, I’ve known this was coming for ten months and it’s not like I’ve been idle the entire time — just half.  But then one of them sent me a Bible verse, and it hit me: I’m an adult now.

I’ve always wanted to write a blog, mostly because I want to be a writer, but every time I tried I became lost in the midst of my own inadaquacies.  I tried putting my personal life out in the open, only to expose those I cared about.  I tried being witty with biting sattire, only to realize that I’m not that funny.  I tried to write often enough to produce something worth reading, only to realize that WRITING IS WORK!  No, really, this is the bane of my existence, the fact that I have to put effort into a project in order to get good results.

But I’m no longer a child.  I cannot continue to flit from moment to moment, or even from month to month, thinking that I just have my next hurdle to overcome before picking out a new purpose.  My life has all the purpose it needs now.

To that end, I’m starting a weblog, wherein I will work hard to produce something worth reading.  My interests lie in several areas, to include: fiction, science-fiction and fantasy storytelling; religion, politics and philosophy; family and games; and any amount of relatively trivial information.  Ultimately this project is a means to an end, where I improve myself as a writer, a person and (most importantly) a father and husband.

Edit: A vision of my present and (hopefully) my future…

by: xkcd.com

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