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We’ll go ahead and leave the intro, compliments of WordPress. But that’s really what it is- the first blog post.
I have had family blogs, a way to keep in touch and send photos of the kids and our life out to family and friends. Then MySpace and Facebook came into the world and the blog seemed a bit redundant and harder to keep up with. I have a usually neglected business blog that gets over-posted when I have a few spare moments and the
inspiration nagging feeling strikes.
I started writing a journal. Nothing daily, or even weekly. But a written account of things that I would like to leave to my children and their children. A physical copy of something to leave a piece of me behind, I’m betting that my great-great-great-grandchildren will not stumble upon an old laptop in the attic and spend the afternoon scrolling through years of Facebook posts to see what life was like way back when. Just a guess.
But, there’s a great big world out there that I’d like to communicate with. That’s where this blog come in.
There’s a lot of really bad things in this world. I think we all pretty much agree on that. But our society has really placed them into categories- you’re either a pot smoking, tree hugging, Godless, liberal hippy OR you’re a baby seal leather wearing, cheeseburger guzzlin’, God fearin’, ‘Merica proclaiming conservative. That’s how it’s pretty much always been (my life anyways, hitting 30 this year). Give or take a little, but you get the main idea.
I think there’s a lot more in a third category though. Those that are becoming wise to what’s going on around us. A back to the earth movement again, one that has become aware to the mass destruction to our planet, the corrupt political system where your vote really doesn’t matter, mainly because of the horribly corrupt corporations that will stop at nothing to win their new award of greed, the lie’s of continuous war- including the drug war that has destroyed more lives than we could count, a school system that is failing our children and destroying their futures, the largest group of homeless veterans and a disgustingly high rate of suicide, a country of nearly endless wealth- when millions around the world starve to death, churches that don’t seem to understand- and clearly don’t teach- the simple truth written in the Bible, marriages falling out of style quicker than the latest fashion trend, a worship of celebrity and country over Jesus and love, food and water that we let corporations poison us with regardless of the numerous scientific studies screaming the dangers, a pharmaceutical industry that will stop at nothing to keep natural healing methods far away from the average human being, the list honestly goes on and on.
Maybe you don’t care. Well, you may say you care, but it’s not enough to reach down into the depths of your soul and scream bloody murder until you cannot resist the urge to make a change. A change at home, a change at work, a change in your community and beyond.
But maybe you do. Maybe one thing tipped you off, and before you knew it there was another, and another. That’s how it happened for me.
I wanted to feed my kids better foods. Then I watched a documentary on sugar. Then another food documentary, then another, then another. I started learning more about plastics and the damage their doing to our health and planet. Then the chemicals in our daily products (soaps, shampoos, cleaners, candles…). Then the rise in police shootings of unarmed Americans, the rise of the warrior cop. The corrupt companies blocking the knowledge of genetically engineered food. Seeing miracles happen literally right before my eyes when prescription drugs were thrown out and cannabis was replaced. Reading each word of the Bible for myself and seeing SO clearly what I never had before- I always relied on the general consensus of the church without fact checking for myself, all through a lifetime in church and private schooling. The movement that can happen in one’s soul when the Sabbath is honored and enjoyed. The awakening that can happen when you truly give your path, your being, your future to Jesus and say “Guide me. Take me where you want me to go and use me for the greater good. For YOUR greater good. Whatever that path is, I am ready to do whatever it takes. To leave my home, my worldly possessions, my company that I’ve built if needed. I am willing to leave it all for the bigger picture. The picture that puts God first and shares that message and this awakening with those that need to hear it.”
People are good. People deserve to be forgiven, loved, helped, encouraged. I want a way to do more of that. Maybe starting by sharing some of the things I’ve found and extending a hand of friendship and encouragement. Maybe it will turn in to more, a way to meet with people and share as a group, a chance to serve those unloved and cast out on a larger scale, maybe one day an opportunity to open our home and invite people in to support and encourage in their own enlightenment. Maybe.
Either way, this is the first blog post. I will continue to share, to hopefully encourage and help, to connect on a larger scale in hope of a greater good. This will be a real account, sometimes messy, unconventional, against the grain, not easily received, and even wrong. I’m human, I’m fallible, my house gets messy, laundry piles up, my kids look like cavemen, I slip, I get tired and snappy, and even give up. But I’m given a miraculous gift each and every day I wake up- the gift of the present. The gift to pray for strength and forgiveness, and then to start all over again.
So welcome, I hope you stick around and that something shared here may help you in your walk, on your path. It’s a beautiful world out there, you just have to get out of your head for a minute.
With gratitude and anticipation,
striving for a wave of inspiration to overcome your healing home †