June 28, 2008

The Road Goes Ever On and On

"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can..."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This is the initial entry of my blog, and my first attempt in the world of blogs. I feel the road of my life is moving forward, and I need to follow it closely and quickly. The above from Tolkien, one of my favorite authors, (another being God, the creative genius and inspiration behind my favorite book(s), known as the Bible), has always been one of my favorite passages of fiction. And I think it sums up the approach to the journey I fee the Lord has recently put me on.

Recently retired, I am now attending Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies. Pursuing is such an apt term, it remains to be seen if I actually catch a degree in three or four years.

I look to use this blog to record my musings on that journey, as well as what ministry efforts I find myself in over that time. Not to be too ambitious at the start, this will probably be a blog wth a weekly entry at first. Let's see if I actually have something interesting or of import to say before I go much further.

I am in my 50's (how far in I might tell you later in life), the world of the internet, blogging and social networking does not come as second nature to me, but I am probably farther along than most of my peers, age-wise peers that is.

So what does a retired business executive (finance) and budding seminarian have to say to the world? I do not have a clue yet. I probably need a nap this afternoon (retiree naps rock!) to start sorting this out. But I promise to start seriously thinking about it.

More to come...


John said...

Great start! Biz Exec you say? I'm sure you have lots of stories, experiences, and things that you can share with others to encourage them to see God in all they do...!

Stay the course.

ryan said...

Congratulations on your blog. Glad to see that you've given it a go. I look forward to learning from you and interacting more.

Mark said...

Welcome to the 'sphere. Looking forward to your contributions.

From a fellow Tolkien fan...