Welcome to our brand new site!
New Age to Grace is a blog about religion, faith, and god. We’ll use this blog as a platform to discuss the Bible, to share ideas about religion and Christ, and to just talk about faith in general. We’ll also talk about things that are going on in our lives – the challenges we face, the people we meet. The experiences we have in church. The books we’re reading. Basically, everything and anything is on the table on this blog, but we will try and relate everything back to the big man upstairs. We’ve all heard the phrase ‘God works in mysterious ways’. This is often said to people when bad things happen in life – but it’s equally true with the mundane. The wonder we feel when we watch a sunset; the joy we feel when we see parents playing with their kids in a playground; the melancholy that comes to us on a cold, dreary winter day – all of these experiences can help strengthen the connection to our lord and savior, if we only stopped to think about them a bit.
To start off with, we’re just going to introduce ourselves briefly. We won’t give away any personal details, but we’ll give you an outline of where we’re coming from so that you can get to know us a bit better. We’re a family of four, all devout Christians and churchgoers. Our family consists of the parents (happily married for 30 years now), one son, and one daughter, ages 19 and 14 respectively. Right now, the person writing is the Dad of the family, but this blog will serve as a vehicle for anybody in the family to write about pretty much anything they want. Other than our shared faith, each member of the family is actually quite different – I work in construction, and my wife works as a caterer. Our daughter is still in school obviously, and our son just started college, but he also works as a freelance web designer on the side (this blog was actually his idea – he keeps saying that ‘everybody should know how to use the internet’, and me and my wife think he’s using this blog as a way to train our computing abilities).
We live in the great state of California. While we’re all Christians, we’re probably not what you would call ‘typical’ Christians. We take our faith very seriously, and because we take it seriously, we question everything. We don’t accept the words of men as the word of god – and what that means is that when someone like Newt Gingrich talks about ‘Family Values’, we’re automatically skeptical. Basically, we interpret religion and god very differently than what is typical in this country, and when public figures tell us that we should think or feel a certain way just because we’re Christians, we immediately question it.
So, that’s a little bit of our background and our thoughts on faith. And that’s all I’m going to write for this first post.
Until next time, I leave you with this:
Luke 6:37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven”