The Third Intro

May 2013

This is the third time I have written an introduction to this website. Quite a bit has happened in the nearly five years since the start of Getting married is the biggest. Writing two books is big too. Sustaining devotiONEighty for three seasons deserves an honorable mention. Through it all, I have used this website to help sustain my relationship with God and to connect with other followers of Jesus Christ. As I contemplate entering a sixth year of writing this site, I know that I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the good things that God has in store for me, for us, and for this creation.

I hope you will continue this journey with me and look for where the wind of the Holy Spirit is blowing in your life. Ask yourself these two questions. Where do you find God’s presence in each of your days? And where is God calling you to be God’s presence in this world? God has never stopped creating, and each one of us has the joyous opportunity to join God’s creative activity. This creativity mixes imagination, wonder, and compassion with devotion, discipline, and elbow grease. When we respond to God’s creativity with our own, the outcome brings more love and more freedom than there was before. Think how blessed we are to be a part of it!

Thank you for reading May God show you where your unique gifts can bring healing to this broken, yet beautiful world.