I remember, as a child, watching Neil Armstrong stepping on the surface of the moon.  I remember being upset that all 3 channels were

Footprint on the Moon -- courtesy of <a href=

Footprint on the Moon — courtesy of NASA

showing the space mission (24/7 I seem to recall, but I was 7) rather than my usual Saturday morning cartoons.  But, like most of the people in North America, I was enchanted by the events taking place far above us in space.

The actual small step happened while I was in bed so I saw it the next day.  But it was a very memorable event.  The “one small step” quote from Mr. Armstrong still rings in my ears 40 years later.

Faith is like that.  It is a journey of small steps.  The odd one is a giant leap into the unknown, but the journey doesn’t end.  Our faith is constantly growing or waning.  We often have what is known as a crisis of faith where we are challenged by external circumstances to examine our faith.

There are many people who feel that faith is irrelevant (which is ironically based on their faith).  But if we are honest with ourselves, we know that everything we say and do is based on some core set of beliefs that we hold — our faith.  Some of us have a faith that was taught to us (or handed down).  Others have rejected the faith they were taught and have found something new.  Still others are looking.

I’m starting this blog as a way to help people who are seeking to find a faith that they can call their own — a faith that is both sustainable and sustaining.  I don’t believe that blind faith in anything or anyone is very useful, but I also believe that faith is very important in our lives as individuals and as a society.

I’ll be very honest here.  I am a follower of Jesus Christ.  My faith is grounded in the Bible.  However, I do not wish to judge those of you who chose to follow other faith paths.  While I feel that there is only one way to God and I want to help you to find it, I truly believe that each one of us is responsible for our own beliefs.  I cannot force you to follow and I do not think that God wants us to try (although many people have tried — some well meaning, others not).

What I’m hoping for is that you will be open to discussion.  I’m hoping that you can come along with me as I share some of my experiences and beliefs as I make the journey of faith.  Whether we agree or not, we can share and encourage one another and that can’t be bad!

6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. — Hebrews 11:6 (New International Version)