Instead of long posts on social media, I’ve decided to gather my thoughts here, trying to consolidate all of my “stuff” in one place.

I’ve entitled this blog “notions,” which seems like a much better word to describe my own thoughts. “Thoughts“ sounds too stuffy to explain just what I’m thinking. They may be thoughts, but somehow that word makes it seem like my thoughts are important. They aren’t necessarily.

Growing up in Chinquapin, I heard phrases that are only used in the South - such as, “If you take a notion to…..” If you “took a notion to,” it meant “if you had the time to take and wanted to entertain” whatever followed the “if.”

So, today, I’m taking a notion to start gathering my “notions” here. My aim is to be real and transparent. This life is rough, whether you are following Jesus or not. I happen to be following Jesus, and the Bible promises that in this world we will have troubles. The difference for me: Jesus is holding me up. Somedays you will see that. Somedays you will wonder where my faith went, and question how I’m pointing people to Him. I’m glad the Bible is full of many characters who doubt, totally mess up (knowing they are doing the wrong thing, but doing it anyway), and think they know better. All of those describe me, depending on the day. I hope, however, that overall you will see that I’m striving to fight the good fight, ONLY by the grace and mercy of God.

So, in case my music makes it seem like I have it all figured out, I’m going to be transparent about my struggles here. I hope you enjoy it if you read it. If you don’t want to, that’s ok, too. I’m collecting notions here.