Nov 5, 2010

And then I got to thinking...

Because many of my blog posts the past few months have had very strong Christian themes, I hope I'm not upsetting anyone (for lack of better words).  I don't know how to explain myself right now, but I'm going to try.

I don't think "upset" is the correct word.  I think a lot of times Christians get a bad wrap because they are seen as judgemental, narrow-minded and snobbish.  I hope that my posts are not coming off that way, because that's the last thing I'm trying to accomplish. If anything, I'm sharing my life to help others, or to try to anyway.

The reason why I'm posting a lot about things that relate to certain scriptures or quotes is because it's what I'm going through personally in my life.  Feelings I'm having, experiences I'm going through... I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing half the time, so I turn to my faith for guidance.  And I figure if I'm going through it, other people are too.  And I know you are, as many of you have written me thanking me for writing about these things.  If one quote or verse can bring peace or calm to someone, I'm more than happy to write about it, because if I'm writing about it then it has done the same for me.

My whole life I've maintained that I am not a "preachy" person.  I believe that faith has really helped me in my life, giving me a unique perspective and allowing me to forge on in times I felt lost, scared or alone.  I don't think you can force someone to be faithful, it's not something one can be talked into; it has to be something that they want for themselves, and most people recognize it through actions and not words.

I know spirituality can be a tough thing to discuss, but I also know that it has been the easiest thing for me to write about.  Plus, it's my blog, right?  I can write about whatever I want! I'm not claiming to be an expert on the matter, just sharing some stories and thought processes that I think a lot of us can relate to at this point in our lives.

-- Kirbie

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