Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Far From Home

I created this new blog because I've had problems uploading pictures on my old site for a week or more. Also I wanted to do more actual blogging and prefer this format. So welcome to my new site.

I chose the name, Beck Far From Home, for two reasons. First because Wyoming, while feeling more comfortable and homey, is for me far away from home. But more importantly, the longer I'm here in this world and the closer I become to Jesus the more aware I am that I am not home yet. Part of me feels restless and at times wistful for the south or family but deep inside I know that's not truly what I'm longing for. I think certain places and people are comforting and warm because they represent the sense of belonging we're all looking for. I'm learning, though, that true belonging comes in Christ. Earthly belonging, such as the kind we experience in a family, friendships, job, team, location is just a copy or shadow of what we were truly intended for. So even though at times I feel like a stranger in the "Wild West" as Max calls it, it's really this world that I'm a stranger in. Sweet times of intimacy with Jesus just remind me that I am still far from home.


  1. I like your new blog "home" I'll enjoy visitng.


  2. Oh,Beck, that is spectacular! I'm sure you enjoyed marveling at sight.


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