Over the past several years, the beautiful bride and I have developed convictions that just a few years prior would have seemed unthinkable. We’re encouraged by, amused by, and challenged by how we have been led to those convictions. Our convictions about things like education, food and nutrition, parenting, health and medicine, practical theology, ministry, government and politics, and more have undergone major transformation since we married almost 11 years ago. Because our new ways of thinking in each of these areas has come about since our move to Washington state almost 8 years ago (still can’t believe it has been that long) we often joke that the east coast version of ourselves would unmercifully mock the west coast version of ourselves. I am grateful for the learning process to arrive at these convictions, and I am grateful for the convictions themselves.
They also terrify me.