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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

getting back to the point

"I am dying to be known. Can anyone concur? And yet, sometimes, I forget that being known as someone who I am NOT doesn’t feel any better than not being known in the first place. In fact, I think it feels worse."
These earnest words belong to my friend Ally Spotts from her recent post "the truth, the lies, and the not talking..." As I read them, they began to reverberate through my mind, my heart, my soul. I was, and still am, struck by the simple truth of her words. Perhaps it is because I have come to this realization already. Perhaps it is because despite this previous realization, I still find new and creative ways to mask my identity, to conceal my heart.

These words directly reflect my purpose for creating this blog. To identify and challenge myself, and in turn others, to live in a manner consistent with and in light of my true identity. To be the man that God uniquely created me to be on this earth. I plan on posting more about this soon. In the meantime, read Ally's post. In many ways, she speaks my heart. And she does so in a manner that is far more eloquent that I am able to at this point.

To answer Ally's initial question...Yes, I concur. Do you?


Kimberly said...

Robby, long time no talk or hear or whatever. Just wanted to say that authenticity, transparency, or any other term to explain your blog's purpose is hard to find. We all can be reminded of the need to show our true colors. It's a good reminder for me as I meet new people and begin a new life in Kenya. Hope you're well.