It's been quite a while since I first started this blog.
The purpose of it has changed and the things I have to share and my perspective on the world. And with eyes that are a little more world-weary, it is harder to say 'this life is beautiful'. It doesn't come out with every breath anymore. I've seen a lot, a lot of joy but also a lot of suffering, and the world isn't as easy as it is when you are eighteen and abounding with energy and zeal. Now there are adult worries to take into account, and the understanding of what life is like for the world outside the U.S. There is the accountability that comes with knowing. Life is still beautiful, but it isn't always going to be. There are times when it is just hard. Or dirty. Or ugly. Or painful. Through all of this, we just depend on God and trust that the fiery trials are refining us and someday in the end we will gleam like gold.
And that is the lesson that I want to focus on: leaning on God wherever we be, on the mountain or in the valley, on the east coast or west or some ocean afar. Just before I moved away from home for the first time, God gave me an Ebenezer to hold to. Someday I'll write about it here, but it involved the moon and realizing that no matter where I go, it is the very same moon and the same great God watching over me. So sometimes, I go driving or walking at night just to see the full moon in a dark night sky, and remember that I am walking with God and He is with me, always and no matter where.
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.