Or maybe it really is a form of group therapy since this is fairly public and anyone can comment?
In any case, this blogging space has become an outlet for my feelings. I somehow can express my pain or joy in words written here. It helps me deal with it in some concrete way. It lets me get the emotion out where I can deal with it. So I think it is a healthy and sometimes creative space. I need this space, this method of expression. I don’t know if what I write is profound or necessarily helpful for those of you who read it but it is good for me. So if you don’t like it or find me depressing at times – just ignore me. Write your own cheerful stuff, or beautiful stuff or profound political or theological stuff.
Right now my stuff is just a reflection of my fairly shallow response to a profoundly good God. Sometimes I can’t even see his goodness when I’m in pain. But I have experienced enough of God to know that there is nothing better, no one else that will carry me through the bad stuff and cause me to grow in strength and in the knowledge of him.
So if you wonder why on earth I would write some of the stuff I do, just cut me some slack. I’m having a self-therapy session. If I post a beautiful picture, I’m likely having a good day. If I sound sad or pensive, throw up a prayer for me, I likely need it.