To say I’ve been behind on blogging is an understatement.  It’s been more than four months since I even logged in to this blog to share anything with you.   A lot has happened so here goes the sharing…

I moved from California to Tennessee.

In moving back to Tennessee I came to terms with the fact that I ran from my southern roots and pain from the past that happened here in the south

In realizing I had run from the past I’ve faced some demons

In facing demons I’ve found some peace

In finding peace I’ve embraced hope

In embracing hope…I’ve learned to really live. 

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

– Thomas Merton, “Thoughts in Solitude”