If you picked up a copy of The Santa Clara on Thursday, you saw my face in there! I was included in a feature highlighting four student bloggers. My friends and fellow bloggers, Joanne Santomauro and Hannah Miller, were also featured. Click here to read Sharing Their Stories.
I was interviewed for the article by Michael Rosa, a fellow student of mine in Nonfiction Writing. His main interview question was this:
You have a unique outlook in your blog that I haven’t seen very much of with any other student bloggers. How has your faith affected the way you see the world, and thus the way you blog?
This question really got me thinking. Why do I blog about what I do?
I write about God.
Not everyone who reads my posts is a Christian. Not everyone who reads this believes God exists, or believes in God the same way I do.
So why do I blog the way I do?
The banner at the top of my homepage has the answer: Acts 4:20. When commanded to stop speaking about Jesus, the apostles Peter and John proclaimed, “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
I write about God because I cannot help it.
- I have to depend upon God for everything, but He is always faithful.
- I constantly mess up, but He never fails.
- I have many weaknesses, but He uses them to show His strength.
- I am afraid of many things, but He is always with me in my fears.
- I sometimes feel alone, but He never leaves me.
- I am not always loving, but His love never fails.
- I have moments of darkness, but He gives light.
- I don’t always know my purpose to life, but He gives me purpose.
- I sometimes feel hopeless, but He gives me hope.
I choose to center my life around Jesus and surrender every day to Him. Including every blog post.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
– Acts 4:8-12