It was four years ago, Friday February 24, 2006, that I created this blog and posted the first essays. I started out small, not really knowing where this would go. At some point, I read a post by Scot McKnight of Jesus Creed, back before he went with Beliefnet, which suggested that if you wanted to be a writer, you had to devote time and energy. That included, being a blogger, and so, that's what I've done. I've tried to post something every day. I posted a piece in November of 2006 that acknowledged Scot's advice. I don't have his following, but over time the following has grown.
That first day I published three times. Here is the very first posting, a posting that gave a sense of what I thought I was undertaking at the time.
Journey is an apt description of faith. When we think of the biblical story, of Abraham and Jacob, Moses and Jesus all were people on journeys. Faith is not so much a destination as it is a pathway. But we don't go alone. I take comfort in the promise of the Psalmist,
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I fear no evil;for you are with me;your rod and your staff--they comfort me."Psalm 23:4
May we journey together along this path set before us. There will be danger and adventure, but it will never be boring.
Oh, and the other two posts -- one had to do with Charles Darwin, Faith, and Evolution Sunday. I recently republished it here. Oh, and the other was the original picture for the site. As I go back and look, things have changed a lot over the past 4 years.
Feeling a bit sheepish at this point, I do invite you to join in the anniversary "celebration."