Tuesday, February 9, 2010

At the core of the thing...

My belief system... This is a topic I don't talk about often, but will this once to aid in understanding where I develop my views and how I deal with things in life. There are two primary reasons I don't discuss it (unless asked) usually. (#1) I don't ever want anyone to feel I am trying to convince them or judge them etc. That just isn't my style and I am a strong believer in free will to make your own choices. (#2) I want to live in a way that my actions show what is in my heart. Actions always speak much louder than words.

I have a very basic belief system based entirely on the Bible and my relationship with God. It is something that I have had since I was a tiny kid, even if it wasn't always evident. I don't really do church anymore, too many doctrine type things in every one I have ever been to. I don't dig through old testament scripture much either. Pretty much just focus on the New Testament and the teachings of Jesus. I have always found all that I needed in those words and prayer.

I won't go much further about this, but I did want to make sure the foundation was understood before I dig into other subjects in my life, especially the cystic fibrosis I was born with. My faith in God has everything to do with me still being here.

Last thing I wanted to say about this is that proclamations tend to bring on scrutiny. If that holds true here and those who read this post scrutinize my life, you will find that I am a very imperfect person. I make incredible blunders, get angry with the best of them, and have sinned with the worst of them. I am grateful to have been forgiven.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's a new year! New Blog, New commitment!

With the arrival of 2010, I have decided to renew my commitment to keeping my blogs up to date. Notice that is now plural. I have decided to separate my blogging into two basic areas. The new blogs name is Vantramps which is listed in my links at right. Vantramps will be about Heidi and my life in our Roadtrek van which is now named "Taj Ma Trek". On that blog you will find all the details of the mods we have done as well as a little history. The other major goal there will be to share our life on the road.

So what happens to this blog? Well, I am going to update it as well but more along the lines of my own personal thoughts and ideas and about anything else I don't want to put on the other blog. Another topic I am going to start covering here is Cystic Fibrosis. Not a lot of boring technical details mind you, but how it affects my life and Heidi's since she has to live with me(or at least chooses to). Some of my experiences with it may be of value to others dealing with this disease or at least I hope so.

Heidi also has her own blog named Mimionthemove which is also listed in my links. Personally, I think she is much more interesting than me so check it out!

I really expect this to be a great year! We are starting on a road trip before the end of the month that will take us pretty much all the way around the country and into next year. I am sure to have many strange and obscure thoughts I feel like writing about. I hope you will find them of interest.