If anyone had suggested at the beginning of 2008 that I would be a blogger before the year was out, I would have responded with an amused smile and a good dose of skepticism. Afterall, communicating with friends and family by emails, telephone calls, and occasional cards was quite satisfactory.
Doubts about pursuing new undertakings, however, evaporated shortly after I read Pray BIG: The Power of Pinpoint Praying by Will Davis, Jr. I followed the author’s example by praying “big, hairy, audacious prayers” (BHAPs) which included committing myself to obey God the Father, no matter what. In mid-August, my committment called for bidding good-bye to Central Texas where I had resided for thirty-three years, and moving to Katy, Texas. As I headed to this land of new beginnings, I trusted in God’s perfect timing.
In the midst of unpacking, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. Within weeks, he was packing in preparation for a move to Katy. Residing with my family enables him to receive the excellent medical care offered at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston which is unavailable in his area of rural Oklahoma.
As I considered the directions that my life has taken this past year, I pondered another BHAP in which I asked God to broaden my platform for broadcasting the good news of Jesus. I concluded that blogging would allow me to recount the unfolding of God’s plan and purpose for me (and Dad) to family and friends, while also serving as a vehicle for communicating God’s glorious grace to a larger audience.
It is my prayer that you will be blessed as you read about some of my experiences as I adventurously live day by day in my Father’s world. Perhaps you will even be inspired to pray your own BHAPs!