"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

(almost) full disclosure

Things are obviously slowing down so we have more time to think about things (that is both good and bad!) and write.
Some of you may be wondering why in the world we share as much as we do about ourselves and what we are thinking on this blog. I suppose there are a few reasons.
1) Prayer. If you know what we are doing and thinking and how our days usually look, you will know how to pray for us.

2) Relationship. Now that may seem a strange one. We obviously can’t be close “intimate” friends with everyone who reads our blog.
We have naturally, as you probably have, always desired deep, meaningful relationships with people-a natural desire of the heart. We don’t really have that here; most of our relationships are built on our work and ministry. That is okay, it is who we are. Even when we get together with friends outside the bible school, much of it is “shop talk”. It is what we do and who we are right now. It is hard to know what else to talk about when we are in the bush and don’t know what is going on anywhere else-in Zambia or the State!
But we desire relationships with other people. By our sharing with you, we somehow strangely feel we are developing a relationship with you and connecting on that deeper level. (That’s why we also love your emails and comments!!)

3) Sometimes we write to seek solutions, sometimes just to see our thoughts on “paper”, it is therapeutic for us. But mostly it is just because we are naturally questioners. I ran my own business-everything I did was all tied together for us. So everything we see and do here affects us and is all woven together. We question how things are done, why things are done, is this the best way to do it? Or are there better ways?
We try to only ask and bring up issues that affect us personally as some things just aren’t ours to share; but as I wrote about before, I am a watchman and sometimes I need to sound an alarm.
When we ask questions, we don’t normally expect an answer from you-though all thoughts (and even more questions) are appreciated! And in a way, we don’t need the solution-someone else does. We are just asking the question to get it out there and thought about. Don’t get me wrong, I like having the answers, especially as it affects me; but some times we just need to know a solution is even been sought!

So yes, we are giving you (almost) full disclosure into our lives and thought, struggles and joys. This is our life-some positive, some negative, some just “is”.

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