Welcome to The Desert Walker.
This is the first update I've written in six months and the first blog post in over a year. So much has happened over that time, it's difficult to know where to start. God has done quite a bit of work in me since and I've returned here to share it with you.
A Change in Tone
I didn't come back to this site for quite some time, and wasn't sure I'd even continue writing here. Then one day, I decided to read back over the posts I'd written. The entries made in the first year or so were lighter in tone compared to those that followed. What followed was a transition to more storytelling and commentary, usually supported with scripture. These posts served a purpose at the time but read more like lessons from a pastor than a man trying to find his way through life's desert. Suffice it to say, it was where I was in my walk with God and in my journey as a writer.
However, changes are on the horizon.
In this new era for The Desert Walker, what you'll read is straight from the heart, mind, and spirit. It's raw, unpolished truth as I believe it to be, based on my experiences (Ephesians 4:15).
I won't always be citing scripture to support what I write. I'm choosing to do that for one very good reason. Many Christians have their own views of what the Bible says and, in my experience, when convicted that a certain scripture states or implies something, these people aren't likely to be convinced otherwise, no matter how strong the evidence may be. That being said, I'm leaving it up to each reader to agree or disagree with my perspective and opinions with the hope that we'll be in agreement more often than not.
At this point, I'll simply write what I have to say and let God take care of the rest.
Now for a moment of honesty: In nearly every post from the beginning of this blog's existence and until the end of 2018, I was trying my best not to offend anyone or step on the toes of church-goers with whom I associated. Most of all, I wanted to make sure I could support my opinions with scripture, and while that's still important, I think there's value in what God reveals uniquely to each of us.
Having said that, I now have the freedom to do what I set out to do with this blog a few years ago. It is my hope, at the very least, that some of this will help you navigate your life's desert and find a little peace along the way.
My best always,
Updated: August 11, 2019
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