Some of the stuff on this site is embarrassing. A lot of the stories are from a long time ago. I have gone from hardcore pagan to hardcore fundamentalist to a feeble attempt at living the Christian life.
During the process, I have made a lot of mistakes and said some dumb things. Only because of the grace of God has there been a few changes. As David Powlison once said,
God is pleased with shuffling.
Though there are a lot of things that I have done that I don’t believe or practice any longer, I choose to write about my life in “raw form” because I want my children to know it has not been a bed of roses. I can only hang my head in sadness at some of these stories. I am genuinely sorrowful where I did not glorify Christ. I rejoice where I appropriated His grace.
What’s Your Point?
My motive for writing was born out of a desire to know my father. It didn’t happen. That ship sailed before my 20th birthday. Not knowing him motivated me to provide something for our children.
The other motive to write is because of the encouragement I find in King David’s life. He was real.
- A real failure.
- A real success.
The entire sordid story is laid out in the Bible for our instruction and edification. My dad did not give me that kind of snapshot of his life, but I can give that gift to my children. I hope you find these stories helpful. They are for you, my beloved children.
A debtor to mercy!