Saturday, March 21, 2009

Following in the Steps of Others...

One of my oldest and dearest friends came into town yesterday, and so I've been enjoying my visit with her rather than keeping up with blog stuff. I'm sure you understand :0) So I'm taking a moment to copycat a couple of things I've been noticing on my friends' blogs lately.

First up: My weekend wordle

Secondly, my 6 Word Saturday:

Spending time with those I Love.

And finally just a thought about the title of this post:

Often in my life I have balked at the idea of "following" something--whether it be a person, and idea, or anything but my own independence. And in many cases this has served me well. However, it's not an entirely healthy way to live life. After all, I am supposed to follow in the steps of Jesus. And if I do that, I am following in the steps of so many who have walked before me on this journey of faith. When I think of it that way, conformity doesn't seem all that bad.

Don't get me wrong. I may walk down that same path, and get to the same destination...but I am marching to my very own beat--one that I fully believe God created just for me. And that, I think, is healthy and good. I don't think the way everyone else does, and I don't "buy into" everything just because other Christians tell me I should. But at the end of the day, I know what, WHY and most importantly WHO I believe.

And you thought this was going to be a silly post of the same old blog stuff, didn't you ;-)



Megan said...

Liking your wordle! =)

Yay for spending time with people you love!

Amen to your PS. =)

Jaycee said...

I love Wordle! Isn't it fun? I totally agree with you about the following thing. Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same?

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Love you wordle and six words for Saturday!

Ashley said...

Thanks for commenting over on my blog! I like your wordle!