Everyone needs a good makeover once in awhile, and a blog is no exception. When I first started this blog I just wanted to get it up and running and see what it was like maintaining it. Thanks to my sweet friend, Andrew, a genius high schooler who got it going for me, I was able to do just that. However, it didn’t take long before an idea for the overall look started forming in my head.
Being the computer simpleton that I am, there was no way I could begin to make my vision a reality. So I did what any reasonable person would do and found myself another genius young person, Leslie Noll, a recent grad in web design. You can check out her website here. She took my ideas of over-the-top bling and turned them into what I think is a great representation of what I once considered priority. Hopefully as you read, however, you will see where God has brought me and continues to take me.
I am most excited about the little pink and black globe titled “God of the Nations.” As a journalism major I envisioned myself embedded with our troops overseas reporting to the American people everything that went on because they “needed to know.” I would be an ambassador of sorts reporting the truth despite the risk to my own personal safety. Though the idea seemed farfetched and the stuff of movies, God has brought to my attention that, in fact, as a believer, that is exactly what I am, His ambassador, speaking the truth of who He is no matter the cost. I do that from my post here in Central Illinois, but there are hundreds of ambassadors all over the world that have stories of what God is doing in their corner of the world. Some of these people are ex-pats, some missionaries, some native believers but all with a story to tell.
“God of the Nations” will hopefully answer questions like, what is God doing in ?, what is the cost of Christianity, what does Christianity look like there, in what specific ways have these believers seen the hand of God? how is God drawing people to Himself?
I’d love to be all over the world reporting the works of God, but that’s impossible. Besides there are wonderful people out there with amazing stories about God that they should have the opportunity to tell in their own words. So if you’ve experienced the opportunity to serve God somewhere other than your own country or know of someone who has, please send me a quick note on facebook.
In the meantime, look around and please excuse any glitches I’m still working out. Thank you for taking the time to read, follow and encourage. I love knowing that there is a community of like-minded people out there who love God and desire Him.