As I've contemplated over how I should begin this "blog voyage" I was reminded of how so many stories are told and retold...and then all of a sudden the emotions or voice of the story teller changes and they say, "and then....."
And it's always the same but different.
"And then such and such happened...."
"And then so and so appeared..."
I was once again reminded today that our lives are seemingly tied together by the "and thens..." We're going along and then (there it is) something happens. An event, a chance meeting, a job change, gas prices, taxes, children, neighbors, an experience...we can go on and on...but it's always the same with a slight change...and then...
So, perhaps one small challenge that I hope to accomplish through this meaningless to some/meaningful to others blog is a glimpse into some of the "and thens" that I've experienced over life and hopefully will still experience until old age, prescribed drugs, or death will bring an abrupt halt to all "and thens".
Parenthetically, for those of us who call ourselves Christ-followers, at the point of death our "and thens" will collectively join together in quite an endless experience of "and thens." With the prior sentence, you assume correctly that one of my "and thens" was an encounter with Jesus Christ of whom I have been following for quite some time.
So, thanks for taking the time to read this. And I hope that after you do, you consider the "and thens" that draw your life together...and dream about the "and thens" that are yet to come.