Which would you rather be: A Man/Woman of Faith or A Man/Woman of Love? Which is more sustainable? This is the question that I grappled with as I started an inventory of my life. This is the question that has forced me to examine what “Love” really is and measure how loving am I really?
I am a 57-year old man who has been in the church for 33 years. This year Deirdre and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary. For 15 years, Deirdre and I served in Asia, but again, in all this time I am forced to ask: “Am I a man of love?
This blog was a result of a personal study I began on 1 Corinthians 13 that shared daily through Facebook posts; many people told me that while the articles were good, they were just too long for Facebook. I also, want to share my on-going journey on what it means for me to become loving.
The name of this blog came together in several ideals. First of all, I live most of my week in Dillingham, Alaska which is a remote town surrounded by the wilderness. joked to myself a couple of times that while I am not John the Baptist, I am a voice in the wilderness…literally. I realized for my own sake, that I needed to tone this down to a whisper. I also have a developing conviction that it is the Holy Spirit that empowers me to love and at least in my case, the Holy Spirit speaks in a whisper that I have to strain to hear. Whether I have managed to capture some of his whispers in my writing, you will have to be the judge.
I thank you for joining me as I continue on this journey of love.