Changing Directions

>> Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I never had any plans when I started this blog to mention that I am a devoted Christian who attends church every Sunday (even when I'm travelling). A desire for a better world is nondenominational and nonpartisan, so I never thought about bringing it up. But as I'm thinking about gratitude this month, I think I would end up falling short if I didn't mention how grateful I am for my faith.

I tend to be a person who doesn't mention my faith outside of church. I don't like to offend others or feel that I have to defend something so personal, and those traits generally lead me to the extreme of not mentioning my faith at all.

But the truth is that all of my other beliefs – about kindness, fairness, and justice for all people, animals, and the world we live in – stem from my faith in God.

We just found out yesterday that the buyer who put an offer on our house in Maryland has decided to withdraw her offer. I am honestly devastated. I am having to reconsider whether I really can afford to make some of the changes in my life that I was hoping to make, buying local, organic and fair trade. I am hugely disappointed in this setback toward our ultimate goal of having a small farm and passive-solar house.

But I also have faith that it will work out the way it's supposed to in the end.

Bear with me as I may be changing directions on this blog in the coming weeks.

Photo by Phillie Casablanca


Joyce November 11, 2008 at 9:40 PM  

We've been through times like that, too, and looking back it really did all work out for the best, as trite as that might sound. I think it does build your faith to go through it. I hope you find a new buyer soon!

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