Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


What's In a Name?

You may or may not have noticed that there is a little change on this blog. The name of the blog. I've chosen my favorite bible verse as the new name...

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14

There are a million things I could say about this verse and yet it is so hard to actually verbalize. When I first read Matthew, these words just seemed to pop out of the book right at me. They resonated with me in a way other verses just didn't. For me, it means doing what is right for ME and MY family. I think in today's society it so hard to stand firm in what we know and believe for ourselves when so many outside sources say the opposite and make us question ourselves. And in the sense of the blog, I don't just mean what is "right vs. wrong" in the macro sense, but the micro sense too. What is "right" for me and for us as a family, might be completely wrong for someone else and that's ok. It's not about comparing or being better than others, but about what doing and being what you are meant for.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, but I am not one to evangelize this belief mainly because I believe that a person's faith is personal. This blog will never be a "religious" one. It will never be the focus or topic of my every post, but my personal journey of faith and my religion are the focus and purpose of my life. Therefore, I want that expressed in some way to everyone who comes here.

Like Jason Mraz says "our name is our virtue". So what is in a name? Everything. Enough said. I hope that this blog grows and prospers and I want the purpose behind it come through in a small way. In the same way, I hope that people who know me understand that my personality, outlook on life, and attitude are all built on my faith. It makes me who I am and it makes this blog what it is. Our journey may not always seem conventional, it isn't supposed to be. This blog is our life, our path, the one we know is right for us, a narrow gate.

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