Monday, October 01, 2007

Thinking About Testimonies

Recently, the subject of testimony has gotten my attention. I have been wondering about writing my own testimony. I don't know if it's a good idea or not, but I think it might be useful. Ideally, this blog is kind of like one big, ongoing testimony, but I realize that I've been going at it for over a year now, and I have several readers who I'm just getting to know who didn't know me back when this first started.

A testimony might be useful for them, because it will provide all the back story that's needed if one wants to really get to know the real me. It might also be another tool that I can use to reflect back on my Christian faith--how I became a Christian, what struggles I have faced in the past, and how I'm viewing Christ and my future in the present day. It sounds simple in theory, but it's really a hard topic when you get down to it. How could I possibly boil down all the wacky, wild, and weird events of my life, not to mention the infinite love and grace that God has shown me, into a couple of paragraphs?

Maybe those of you who've ever had to write or share testimonies can give me some advice here. Is there anything in particular you'd want to know about me? I'll warn you--any testimony of mine is not likely to be a very exciting read. I have been blessed to have not had a lot of "drama" in my life, but as Mark Twain once wrote: There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy.

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