I have spent a few hours off and on (over a few nights) trying to adapt a new template to my blog. The template was created for "another blog site" (aka. wordpress). The "other" template I am copying is "peaceful rush". I thought the "garden path" image at the top would fit my "Wayfaring Stranger" moniker quite nicely.
As for my blog name, I never blogged the change from my old moniker. But since most of my postings were before/during/after my Russia trips, I changed the old title to something more apropos. I.e. something to more closely reflect the missions focus of this blog. After all, when I created this site I knew nothing about what I wanted to talk about. And, as it turns out, missions has been my focus.
So, for those of you who do not know what "Wayfaring Stranger" means; it is from a song. If the lyrics do not help, post a comment and I'll explain more. Lyrics:
I am a poor wayfaring stranger Travelling through this world alone There is no sickness, toil or danger In that fair land to which I go I'm going home To see my mother I'm going home No more to roam I am just going over Jordan I am just going over home I know dark clouds will hover on me, I know my pathway is rough and steep Beauteous fields lie right before me Where weary eyes no more will weep I'm going home to see my father I'm going home no more to roam I am just going over Jordan I am just going over home I'll soon be free from every trial This form will rest beneath the sun I'll drop the cross of self-denial Come back home with God I'm going home to see my savior I'm going home no more to roam I am just going over Jordan I am just going over home
I guess the lines I like best are "I'm going home to see my father / I'm going home no more to roam". That's it in a nutshell for me. This life is great. This life is sweet. But this life is nothing in comparison to where I am going .... wanna come!!??