Maltbie Babcock (1858-1901) was a pastor who wrote poetry and hymns, and also enjoyed walking and hiking. One day, while on a nature walk, he was inspired to write “This Is My Father’s World.” I look forward to a heavenly walk with him someday, and conversation about the Lord’s delights that he described in the following lines.
This is my Father’s world, dreaming, I see his face.
I ope my eyes and in glad surprise cry, “‘The Lord is in this place.'”
Yes! I feel that “glad surprise” of God’s presence in gardening, cooking, nature, music, history, books, writing, and walking, and I am compelled to tell of God’s grand blessings in my life. Blogging is a way for me to share my enthusiam for life with the world, and, specifically, with people that I love.
My brother, Boyd, also shares the feeling of wonder about our Father’s world. However, it’s motorcycles that cause him to ope his eyes in “glad surprise.” Two days ago, he combined his love for motorcycles with his writing talent, and launched his own blog, “Boyd’s Kewl Motorcycles.”
Blogging is about constructing a life narrative, and reading other people’s life narratives. Life narratives help us understand who we are in the world and how we relate to eveyone else. I know that my understanding of Boyd deepened when I read his his first post, “Tourists?” I understand that Boyd has a “thrill gene,” and lightening reflexes that I do not possess. There are two choices for relating to Boyd and his passion for motorcycles: get on your motorcycle and go riding with him, or vicariously experience his cycling adventures through his blog. The link to his blog can be found in the sidebar to the right. I promise that it’s an exciting ride!
Contemplating what’s around the bend and over the next hill.