Yesterday, Ben and I were baptized. This was a pretty big deal for us. It was pure coincidence (I mean God's plan) that neither of us were baptized earlier in life but we weren't. And I am thankful because we were able to do it together.
When I started this blog I rarely posted about my faith. I was a Christmas and Easter Christian. But I have felt challenged to share more. I feel like I talk about my faith ALL. THE. TIME. Probably because it is outside of my comfort zone. But if you look at my topics in the right side bar you will see there are only 15 posts about my faith (that includes this one)!
I grew up in the church and had, for various reasons, been turned off by "preachy" people. There were issues with my heart and with the hearts of some of these preachers that contributed to my icky feelings about talking about Jesus. But what I've come to realize (a big DUH for a lot of Christians) is that I need Jesus every minute of every day. And he is there every minute of every day. Loving me through my shortcomings (and there are a bunch of them).
So why am/was I embarrassed with him? Pride? Selfishness? Lots of stuff. My point is that I am finally ready (I hope) to be more open and honest on a regular basis. I hope that you stick around the take this journey with me. If you're not interested in hearing about it- that's cool. I've been there. I'll be praying for all of us.