By the time you’re reading this, you’ll probably know I’m a Christian: either because you know me personally or because you’ve glanced through my blog. I’ve been a Christian pretty much my whole life – I was only young when I decided to give my life to Jesus, and I probably didn’t fully understand then how significant this decision would be. Over the last few years, though, my faith has gradually increased, and looking back even to when I started college a few years ago I can see how God’s constantly transforming me as a person, making me stronger, more confident, and, I like to think, crafting me into the man He wants me to be.
My belief in God is an integral part of my life: it affects everything I do, from my little thoughts to my huuuge decisions, and I’m so thankful for the amazing hope that only Jesus can give =) And that’s basically why I started this blog; to tell you about how awesome He is! My words will never be sufficient, but that won’t stop me from trying.
My desire to share something simultaneously horrible and incredible that happened to me ages ago was its starting point (see Turning Back the Clock – please read this if you haven’t already!), but since then it’s developed into a space for me to express myself and what I believe without having to confine it to the length of a Facebook or Twitter post. I used to write on here lots, but now life’s busier it’s only when I have something really important to say.
‘So, James’, I hear you ask, ‘what do you do when you’re not blogging?’ Well, I studied English Lit at Uni, and got loads of ‘transferrable skills’. I enjoyed my course overall, but I liked the people more, and loved the opportunity to get stuck in to my uni’s Christian Union where I learnt a lot and met loads more great people. And I’m now a primary school teacher! Society is crying out for good male role models, and I hope I’ll be one. I also love playing the piano. I play keyboard in our church’s worship band, and I love how I can offer the talent that God’s given me back to Him in worship.
Thanks for stopping by my blog; I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.