My first post in this blog and my (and your) first steps into this area of chaos.
I feel a little bit philosophical today, so I guess we'll start with something philosophical (and speaking of steps..). Here's an old and often told poem that I think can be food for thought for most people, no matter where you are at in your life or what relation you have to the "God concept".
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”
Mary Stevenson, 1936
(You can find more versions at The WOW Zone, but this is my favorite)
I wish you a good day/night/morning (whenever you reading this...)