Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day One

I've decided to try this blog thing... We'll see how long I can keep it up.  My ambition is to compose a blog a couple times a week.  I'll shoot for three times and settle for twice a week.  Again, we'll see.

A professor I had told our class one time to "write whatever happens to be on your mind.  It helps to stop writer's block," just let it flow. So, that's what I'm going to do...

On Sunday I made the decision to be baptized in the Baptist church (if you click the link, be prepared for the music) I've been attending regularly for about a year.  I'm really excited about it.  Really.  I grew up in church, but for some reason never really got too excited about church.  As a matter of fact, what I looked forward to most at church was the potluck lunch afterward.  When people give their testimony they can usually pinpoint a specific time in history when they were saved.  I have always questioned that, not aloud mind you.  I don't have to question that anymore.  I've been saved and I can tell you exactly when I felt it and where I was-I like to call that day "Day One."  I'm not perfect, I only know of one person in history who was. So, don't look to me for perfection, look to God.  I've never had the vigor for reading the bible that I have now.  That's a good thing!


  1. Donny-

    I LOVE this!! First of all, congratulations on being baptized. :) You are right, you never forget where you were or what you were doing (I have been Baptist my whole life). It is so awesome to see you on fire for God! :)

    I am really excited about your blog and look forward to reading future posts! It was good to see ya back on Twitter- we missed you this week. I know how busy life can be!!


  2. Congrats! Faith and baseball are also huge parts of my life. Have fun with this, looking forward to reading!

  3. I am super glad you have decided to study the Bible. Of course, it breaks my heart that you left the church you were raised in, but you are a grown man, old enough to make your own decisions. Keep studying God's Word, allowing the Holy Spirit to be your guide.
    Remember, as you are on your walk with Christ, it's a daily thing. You are not "Once saved, always saved".
    I know that God has an awesome plan for you. I've always known it.
    I'm extremely proud of you...

  4. On the "Once save, always saved," I think it depends on your definition of being saved. Is it real, or not. Maybe it's real on the outside, but is it real on the inside? That is truly the great debate, in my opinion. Only you know your answer, only I know my answer. Having said that, I don't understand why people need to argue over it.

  5. It think it's amazing that you made this decision. I'd love to hear about it.