Welcome to the maiden post of my new blog, Flirting with Faith.
The title refers to my experience living 40+ years as a seeker, an atheist, a recovery-based agnostic and, more recently, as a very unlikely born-again Christian. I hope to populate this site with personal stories that reflect each of these elements of my spiritual journey and my current quest to live an authentic Christian life.
Sounds great, but what the hell does it mean?
The word authenticity has been so overused that it has all but lost its meaning. To help combat misunderstanding, I’ll do my best to steer clear of buzzwords. Instead, I’ll just pull back the curtain and offer a glimpse into one woman’s day-to-day attempt to live a devoted life.
It is my hope that these posts will attract a wide variety of people from many different backgrounds who will not only comment on posts, but will share their own stories, experiences, challenges, triumphs and questions. All are welcome here. Atheists, agnostics, Christians, Buddists, Jews, Muslims, Humanists–anyone who cares to join a non-combative conversation on matters of faith.
I can’t wait to get started and see what happens.