Sharing a New Beginning

It is now officially the last day of the year. Current time is 2:52 AM on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Sleep has been eluding me the last couple of days.  I decided that rather than tossing and turning all night, I would get up and finally start writing this new blog post that I have been contemplating for a while.  As another year is drawing to a close we all turn our minds to fresh starts and new changes. I want to begin sharing my life with you in a new way this year.

What is Beachy Keen Living all about?

I may occasionally share recipes, but it won’t be a food blog. I may share about my journey of trying to get healthy, but it won’t be a fitness blog. At some point I’ll probably share things I want to do with our house, but it’s not a home improvement blog.  This is going to be a life blog, covering a wide range of topics related to existence as a human. Maybe someone can learn from my mistakes, or perhaps I can be an encouragement to others when I share victories. I guess you could call this a sharing blog.

Why am I doing this?

For me, sharing is really the essence of what life is all about.  Sometimes I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head, in order to fully process them. I don’t delude myself into thinking I’m some sort of genius with all the answers.  I just want to learn from the past, and I believe there is value in sharing our experiences with one another.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program designed to help us find healing from life’s hurts,

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

habits, and hangups.  I first became involved with CR in 2010.  At that time I was hurting from a divorce and a lifetime of hangups I couldn’t seem to shake. Since then the Lord has blessed me with healing through CR. This year I gave my testimony for the first time, and I hope to have many more opportunities to share what God is doing in my life. I know I still have a long way to go, but I have claimed Philippians 1:6 as my life verse. There is comfort for me in knowing that the Lord isn’t finished with me yet, and He won’t give up on me.

Welcome to Beachy Keen Living! I know there are a lot of words out there on the Internet, all vying for your attention. I am honored that you have chosen to read these ones, and I hope you’ll come back from time to time.