More Change. Change or Die I am told, so once again, as I am morphing and growing spiritually, so too does the blog. Another name change…Earthy Monk to Wild Monk to now WILD MERCY.
Wild: not tamed or domesticated.
Mercy: to show compassion, to have pity or benevolence; compassionate or kindly forbearance and forgiveness shown toward an offender, an enemy, or another person. An act of kindness, compassion, or something that gives evidence of divine favor; Blessing.
The name change reflects two things happening: one the blog is less about me (the monk) and more about God (and God’s wild mercy). It is a spiritual evolution…almost as if I am growing up and maturing (whoa, don’t go overboard here). I turned 50 years old in November 2017 and my life is changing so much inwardly that I wanted the name, the very essence of my writing to reflect that.
The purpose and mission of the blog, WILD MERCY, will remain the same: to help people grow spiritually by promoting God’s wild mercy to and fro, lavishing it abundantly everywhere.
WILD MERCY will still be a space for musing on God, grace, recovery, addiction, love, healing, pain, shadows, light, beauty, creativity, hope, compassion and Jesus. It is also a space for musing about things we’d sometimes rather not talk about like doubt, addictions, depression, speaking truth to power, challenging apathy, affluence, arrogance and the ‘rudeness of rightness’.
I have been blogging since 2009, coming up on a decade of it, and I want my words to reflect the changes that are occurring inwardly as well as outwardly.
So, please feel free to help build this community, be a part of it, communicate, etc., and please feel free to send me any comments, concerns, criticisms, thoughts, ideas or resources directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can even call or text me @540.313.2204
Be Blessed & Be a Blessing,