Life Journey Series, Introduction

Introduction to Life Journey Series.

WHY does it matter? It’s this simple (and complex), YOU matter and GOD matters. The two blend together in one amazing, interwoven, elegant tapestry of God. God likes to make masterpieces, and we get to be a part of His craftsmanship. We show up and God shows us where our unique path to spiritual life leads. Lived in the fullest, the journey will prove to be an unconventional one. No two spiritual journeys are the same, nor should they be. Here is the secret to your life journey: God.

Where it started.

A year ago I gave myself a task to compile a list made up of topics related to my life where God has touched me and transformed me. These items quickly flowed from my mind to pen and paper. The list showed itself to be rich in substance, both positives and negatives, praises and challenges: Whether hard or easy, spiritual or secular, each one was used by God to minister truth to me.

Fast and furious I wrote about these areas, topic by topic, during every spare minute. The midnight oil burned more nights than not. Emotional pain to spiritual freedom, the subjects chronicled a journey of pain to joy.

A month later I stopped.  Life got complicated. I got distracted. And there it sat, partially finished.

Then I took it up again and titled it, Life Journey. Every subject in this blog set relates to the challenges and joys of spiritual living in the daily grind. The cool part is that for every hardship there is a corresponding blessing often seen as a lesson learned.

  • Pain teaches us endurance.
  • Life teaches us universal truths.
  • Confession teaches us humility.
  • Suffering teaches us acceptance.
  • Sorrow teaches us compassion.

I am giving out of what I have been given over the years as if you were seated across from me at Starbucks and we were discussing the said topic.

  • I believe Christ is the answer.
  • I believe God loves us, and He has a vested interest in all aspects of our being.
  • I believe God is in the miracle business, and we are the miracle.

Please, won’t you join me? Take the journey with me.

God Bless You,


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N. L. Brumbaugh likes to write contemplative thoughts about authentic spiritual living. A lot of heart goes into every one of her posts. She is a mix of reading specialist, country woman, writer, church leader, and storyteller. Norma loves creative artistry and celebrating life.