I'll admit, I was nervous putting this one first. I love the fact that I am friends with people who are very different from each other, and from me (also, I hope it goes without saying, I also love these friends). Some of you might shake your head, a little disappointed in me for believing in someone invisible. Others of you might be appalled that I ever considered NOT posting it. Well, I hope you both will forgive me.
God has always been a part of my life, thanks to my parents. I don't have any cool story about how when I was seventeen God saved me from the biker gang where I did lots of drugs and killed people. Let me tell you, I was very frustrated by this fact when I was seven. All the cool Christians had awesome stories. Clearly, the fact that I had been on the straight and narrow my whole life was going to count against me.
What has happened has been a lot more gradual, and much harder to describe. Aside from one or two really dramatic moments, God's been there, slowly pointing me in the right direction. I can say this with certainty; without him I would not be who I am today. I would like myself a whole lot less. I have a hunch that you would like me less too.
By the way, those dramatic moments I mentioned never involved a burning bush. I was frustrated by this, especially back in college. I had a couple houseplants, and there were times as I tried to figure out what my major was that I really wanted them to catch on fire and just TELL ME. Sadly, they never did. Probably for the best, that had to violate some of the dorm's safety code.