In August of 2013, I started a blog, like many, as an outlet for my opinions, a place for my point of view. That in and of itself was terrifying.
But I did this for three reasons. First of all, as one of a handful of girls getting a math degree at Liberty University many years ago, I realized I had a unique perspective. Secondly, as a former public school teacher and current homeschool teacher, I get such joy out of explaining abstract concepts to others. And lastly, as an ambivert (hybrid extrovert/introvert), I love interacting with other people yet the act of processing information through the solitude of writing has been hugely therapeutic and an incredible transformation for me.
Since having started this online devo blogging, I have learned so much. The process of really searching out the scriptures to discover more about God’s character and finding the right words to express it has been incredibly edifying and educational for me. It has also deepened my appetite and awareness for how desperately I need that time in God’s word! Feeling anxious? Get in the word. Feeling sad? Get in the word. Feeling blessed? Get in the word. And really, get in it! Meditating on it all day, remembering the lessons extracted from the living breathing Word of God that morning, that is powerful.
Our Father longs to comfort us through His promises, teach us through His commandments, encourage us through His exhortations. But friends, we have to read it. And not only read it. Search it. Hold on to it. Meditate on it. Share it. Here’s why. 😉
the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
But know this. I am not a professional blogger, writer, theologian, or grammar specialist. So adjust your expectations accordingly. 🙂 Nevertheless, I do consider myself an apologist. Here’s why:
noun: apologist; plural noun: apologists
a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial.
||Defender, supporter, upholder, advocate, proponent, exponent, champion, campaigner:
Gathering information is somewhat of a hobby for me. I’m not hugely into fashion or shopping. So I’m not a fashionista or a stylista. But one day, my husband’s friend Refik, who is also former Muslim, read one of my ramblings on Facebook and greeted me in a unique manner.
“Hey there apologista!” he commented.
And it stuck!
As Christians, we are all called to be apologists. On my blog dissent is welcomed as we dialogue and wrestle through tough issues. Ad hominem attacks, however, are not welcomed. So I hope you will join me in this journey seeking for truth and as we prepare ourselves to give an answer for the hope that is within us.