Six Years…

As I was looking over the site today, I just noticed something… my first posts date back to November 2005. Over six years ago.

Crazy stuff. Hard to believe I’ve been blogging that long. Granted, there have been a couple long periods without posts, and some serious dry spells of months. Even a couple shifts in the direction of the blog.

But six years. How is that possible?

Six years ago, I had just discovered a cool little country church that rocked my world (still there!). Six years ago, I had a three year old and a little girl who wasn’t quite one yet. Six years ago, I wasn’t yet in my thirties. Six years ago, I’m reasonably certain I had hair covering my entire head. Six years ago… well, I have trouble remembering six years ago.

Interestingly, six years ago I was actually over two years into my blogging experience. Two years earlier, when my oldest child was just barely one, Toward the Goal actually began. Back then, it was simply a devotional blog, on a free Christian blog webhost. That host was hacked at one point, so it disappeared. I’m not even sure the original webhost is still around.

Is there a point to this? Not really.

Just that six years is a long time. Yet somehow it’s passed like a flash.

Psalm 39:5
5You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
     the span of my years is as nothing before you.
     Each man’s life is but a breath.

So what are you going to do with this God-breathed life?

It will be over before you know it.

One thing I do know… I want to make every moment of mine count. How about you?


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Husband, Daddy, Christ-follower, sports fan... pressing on toward the goal for which God has called me heavenward in Christ. #ForeverRoyal!

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