My Dad came to visit the recently, and he had a conversation with a friend of mine about his adventures as a missionary in Columbia. My Dad told a story about a guy who came running into the church and hid behind the area where people were seated. Then several police officers charged into the church and arrested the man. I laughed and laughed, imagining the looks on the congregation’s faces. He told a story about how someone who is teaching him to speak Spanish gets a kick out of telling him the wrong words to say, for example, “Get out of my way” instead of “excuse me.” My friend said, “You should write a blog.” I mentally agreed that if one’s life is comprised of new and interesting circumstances, it makes sense to write a blog. This lead me to think about my life and my blog.
What do I write about? Basically, I write my opinion and advise people to test everything and hold on to what is good. You don’t know how many times I’ve regretted naming this blog What God Does. Who am I to say what God does? What if I’m wrong? I chose the name because it is easy to remember and helps define the purpose of this blog, that is, to clear away misconceptions about Who God is (that URL was already taken when I started this blog) and what God does. I know for certain that I hear people teach things about God that are NOT TRUE. Perhaps I should have called this blog What God Doesn’t Do.
I recently binge-watched the TV series, Sherlock on Netflix. It’s a modern-day interpretation of the famous Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The show is extremely well done, and I highly recommend it. Dr. John Watson documents their adventures online in his blog. An interesting life practically begs for an accompanying blog.
Do I have an interesting life? Yes and no, I suppose, depending on what season you ask. And some of the most interesting stuff I choose not to share. But no one charges into my office looking to hide from the cops. I’m not trying to learn a second language. I don’t solve ghostly mysteries. Do you have an interesting life? Maybe you’re like me, and the answer will vary depending on when the question is asked. If you have a story to tell, an analysis of some current event, or a spiritual truth to share, please feel free to write a guest blog post.