New start!

Written by brandon. Posted in Uncategorized

Wow. Just noticed that I haven’t had a blog post in over 2 years. Guess that either means nothing has happened or perhaps too much has happened. :) Not being one to sit down and write long stories, I suppose I’ve never validated the need to blog. However, with all the increased craziness of our world, I’ve been burdened lately with the desire to encourage people as often as I can. We desperately need it. I need it. You need it. Every day we are faced with stress, frustration, and pain, but you know, at the same time we are given blessing after blessing, and if we don’t remind ourselves to look for them, we often miss them completely. So, today begins a new venture.

I’ll be quick to admit I do not have all the definitive answers. All I have are experiences. Ones I believe can be an encouragement to others as we walk this road together. If a struggle that I’ve been though, or an encounter I’ve had, can help lift another’s spirit, and most importantly, point them to Jesus, then it is imperative that it be shared. I’ve always held close to my life verse, Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” I absolutely love that verse! When times are hard, crazy, or tiring, it is a quick reminder to keep truckin’ on. As we go through this life, our purpose is to glorify God and lift up the name of Jesus. So as I do, I will share with you, so that you may be inspired to do so as well. I’m also reminded of what Paul said in 1 Thessalonians to “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” Let’s encourage one another! Let’s work hard at everything we do! Let’s make sure that in all of it, that the love and grace of Jesus shines bright through us, giving him all the attention.

In the weeks and months ahead, I’ll try to share a blog post occasionally that can hopefully encourage you, or simply just make you smile. I also invite you all to be involved, sharing your thoughts and your stories. Let’s try to fill up our little sphere of social media with positive things, that lift each other up, and remind us of the grace we’ve been given! Stay tuned. Let’s walk this road together…