Why did I start a blog?
To be honest, I never really considered staring a blog until recently. What I really wanted to do was write a book (something I still plan on doing).
I’ve always liked writing, but let’s be honest, the thought of writing and publishing a book is intimidating. So intimidating, in fact, that I didn’t even think it was possible, and therefore never even thought about it or considered it. When most people say they are going to write a book, the typical response is generally to smile and say “Oh, that’s nice.” It’s pretty obvious no one believes you. Here’s what probably goes through people’s heads when someone mentions writing a book:
It wasn’t until early 2016 that I even considered writing a book.
I was in a conversation with some friends about a person who had died, even though so many people had been praying for her. Why did this happen? The answers given ranged from God needing more angels in heaven to the woman not having enough faith. These answers led to even more questions.
Did God want her to be healed or was it His will that she die?
Aren’t we all supposed to die at some point anyway?
Why did Jesus and his disciples heal so many people, yet hardly anyone seems to get healed today?
Should we even pray for healing if it’s not God’s will?
These are questions we typically don’t discuss in church today because they are uncomfortable and hard. Yet I believe we need to open the discussion back up.
That was the original reason for wanting to write a book. I wanted to talk about the things people were afraid to talk about, because I would much rather seek the truth and be uncomfortable than live a comfortable and unchallenged life.
As much as I would like to think I can be unbiased, I know that’s impossible. Writing a book tends to be pretty one sided and can be hard to address issues from multiple angles properly. A blog seemed like a better method to allow input from everyone, and really get a conversation going that includes people from all different beliefs and backgrounds.
I want to encourage people to think critically about why they believe what they believe. If that can be accomplished then I’ll be happy.
That’s why I started a blog.