So what does that have to do with this blog? Well I am getting to that.
Along with all of the things mentioned above I’m also a preacher’s kid (PK), and you know what they say about the kids of preachers and teachers . . .
Luckily I cab say that I am not the worst of the bunch, but I must confess I have done my share of backsliding, if you know what I mean.
Raised in the church, I served in different capacities, including nursery volunteer, choir member and Sunday school teacher. There came a time, however, when I veered away from my foundation in search of what the world had to offer. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in or love God, it just seemed like other people were having more fun in their lives than I was.
It embarrasses me to say it but I didn’t think you could live a Christian life and still have fun. The two just didn’t seemed to go hand-in-hand, so I set out on a different path.
Thank God it didn’t take me long to see how wrong I was. I also thank God for a praying family who continually asked the Lord to keep me covered while I was on my little adventure.
After a while I finally got it together and was clicking along, but 2013 would come and deliver me not one, not two, but three devastating blows. In January 2013 my father passed away. Six months later my stepbrother also died. And if that weren’t enough my beautiful, sweet mother got her wings in August. Three deaths in one year. I was numb.
At the funerals of my beloved family members I remember looking at their obituaries, specifically the birth date and the death date, but it wasn’t the dates that resonated with me. I fixated on the dash between the dates; the dash in the middle. The dash that represented the lives they’d lived. As I stared at the small line it caused me to reflect on my own life. What would people see when they saw my dash in the middle? Then God put it on my heart to start this blog.
Dash In The Middle is an inspirational blog that looks at life the way God intended for us to live it. Through true stories, anecdotes, inspirational words and scripture my hope is that you would examine your own life to gain clarity on what people will remember when your life ends. Even more important that that, what will your life represent to God.
When my sun sets and my family and friends see my dash in the middle, I want them to see a life filled with laughter, love and a genuine devotion to God. What will your dash say about you?