I'm not exactly what I'd call a creative person. Some might argue that everyone has some form of creativity in them, and that's probably true, but I wouldn't say I was creative in the traditional sense. Too much engineer in me. But I do love words. I love speaking words, hearing words, reading words. I think words are incredibly powerful...when used the right way.
I'm going to be honest and say I've not always used my words for good instead of evil. I know this to be true when I see the hurt in the faces of friends and family when I speak sometimes. Fortunately, and unfortunately we don't even have to be looking at someone to use our words these days. I love the new opportunities for communication, but I think we are often less careful with our words when we don't immediately see the impact they have on others.
I've blogged off and on for several years now, but lately I have been listening to a lot of podcasts. I know I'm not exactly on the cutting edge of this technology, but this medium for words has really sparked a passion in me. What an amazing way to speak words into a larger group of people. And what a great opportunity to be able to speak life into those same people when words are used in a good way.
My hope with this site is to speak words of life into others just as many have spoken into me. Through both bi-weekly podcasts and the occasional blog post, I want my words and the words of my friends to bring the truth and hope of the gospel to all areas of our everyday lives. In this way, many will be exposed to true Life in the One who gives life.
I don't pretend to be an amazing writer or speaker, but I'm hoping others can look past that to the message. In a day when it's so easy to argue and tear others down, I want this to be a place where people are encouraged and challenged even when they don't agree. After all, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:4-6)