Welcome to my mind…or maybe my heart…or maybe the two are so jumbled together, it’s hard to tell the difference!
I love to write. It doesn’t matter what it is, or what it’s about. That’s the great thing about writing, it can be serious, funny, imaginative or informative…sometimes all at once. Writing allows our souls to express what’s going on in the deepest parts of who we are. It’s like music for those of us who don’t play an instrument or can’t sing.
There was a long time that I didn’t feel like writing. Life has a tendency to get hard sometimes. The pain that we experience can crush us; crush our joy, crush our hopes, crush our souls. People, who we thought cared for us, can hurt us, abandon us and make us feel like it’s our fault.
Even as a pastor, I am not immune from this pain. Through it all, I have learned some valuable lessons: first, everyone has pain. Pain, hurt, brokenness are universal and the amazing thing is, it can either push us apart or bring us together. Secondly, sharing about our pain actually helps others (and ourselves) to heal. Finally, I’ve learned that God does not waste pain, He redeems it. God desires that we be healed, that we be restored and reconciled to Him and to each other.
So, as you read this blog, know that my desire is to share my journey, not for pity or sympathy, but so you might know that you aren’t alone. One lie we always believe when we are wounded is that no one understands, no one knows what we’re going through. If my stories can (even for a moment) let you know that you’re not alone, that there’s hope, that someone cares…then all my pain would have been worth it. Know this as well, not all of these stories are going to be serious. I love to laugh and when something strikes me as funny, I believe that needs to be shared as well.
I invite you to join me on this journey of healing. May we laugh together, cry together, share our burdens together and grow stronger together.
May God do what only God can do!!!
Crosspoint Friends Church meets at Morningside Presbyterian Church
1201 E. Dorothy Lane
Fullerton, CA 92834-6242
Sunday @ 9:00 am