Stumbling Toward God


Every so often, I read a phrase or sentence that just DELIGHTS me. I had just such a moment (several, actually) while reading a piece in yesterday’s New York Times, in which writer/editor Dana Jennings refers to “decades spent stumbling toward God.”  Love it!

Decades spent stumbling toward God

I know I’m going to use those five words down the road somewhere. I mean, besides here. (Giving appropriate credit, of course).

I envision someone unintentionally crashing into a room and landing in God’s lap, and the only one wearing a surprised look is the person who did the crashing.

Here, I write (mostly) about taking each next step as it’s shown. I try to do that. I don’t always have success at it, but I try.

Often, in following this advice I give so freely, I’ve been uncertain and felt my steps were random, disconnected, hard to explain to people and yet … they landed me in a spot that was a perfect fit for me, one I couldn’t have imagined for myself. All my stumbling and bumbling got me where I needed to be. Hey, it’s kinda like someone planned this out! 🙂

Stumble on, in faith.


Click here to read all of Mr. Jennings blog entry, “In Cancer, A Deeper Faith.”

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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One Response to Stumbling Toward God

  1. Wally Yocum - the older says:

    Great link! Thanks


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