Welcome to my Website Blog Post

I am so excited that you are visiting my website!  This has been a long time in coming and I think the guys at Crash 31 have done a fantastic job putting this all together for me.  

You know, the world is a big place and it's easy to feel overwhemed by it all.  There was a time when I felt like it was up to me to correct every misjustice and every sorrow that anyone anywhere was subjected to.  It was so discouraging.  There was just no way I could even begin to do that. Goodness!  I certainly didn't have all the answers or even the knowledge of how to accomplish such things.  It was waaayyyyy beyond me.  So I walked around feeling so guilty, like somehow I had commited an unpardonable sin because I couldn't fix it.  If anyone pointed their finger at me and said..."How can you call yourself a Christian when....fill in the blank", it would just devastate me.  My heart ached and I felt so helpless.

Then one day, I realized that there was no way all the ills of the world were on my head.  God did not judge me for the wrongs of others.  I was responsible only for my own crimes.  Just mine.  Now...that meant I was responsible for my response to the crimes of others, not the original crime.  If someone hurt a friend of mine, did I stand quietly by or did I move to protect and defend my friend?  These were my responsiblities.  What a liberating and empowering thought!  I was not responsible for things I was not responsible for...Hmmm.... 

With that burden lifted, I am free to do those things I am able to do to help those who cross my path.  I am not expected to be all and do all.  I am expected, rather, to be me and to do what I can do.