Thoughts too long for a Facebook status message.


My name is Shane, and the name of this site came out of the Wikipedia entry on “The Life of Riley”:

“Living the life of Riley” suggests an ideal life of prosperity and contentment, possibly living on someone else’s money, time or work. Rather than a negative freeloading or golddigging aspect, it instead implies that someone is kept or advantaged.

I can’t imagine anything that describes my life better than “kept or advantaged.” God has always been unbelievably good to me in spite of all I’ve done. He’s kept me from things I tried very earnestly to get into and has already blessed me far more than I ever would have imagined.

This site is a stream-of-consciousness look into my life as I work out my salvation and try to live a life worthy of his calling. I’m not sure what that will end up looking like, but we’ll know soon enough.

14 Years Later…

That’s how long it’s been since I started this site. “Soon enough” ended up being three years, and what it ended up looking like was me writing nothing at all. There were a couple of reasons for that.

First was that I have seen in my own life the truth of Proverbs 10:19: When there are many words, sin is unavoidable. That’s certainly true of this site. I have made plenty of mistakes that are still here for you to read. At least one I tried to correct, but I’m confident there are others. I could go back and clean everything up, but it’s probably useful to see my progression of thought. (It’s useful for me at least.)

Second was that the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. I became vividly aware of how much anything I wrote would be steeped in ignorance.

Now I’m somewhat less ignorant but still learning. I keep my mouth shut better than I used to :)