I have a confession to make.
I don’t always practice what I preach.
As much as I’d like to be the ideal ambassador for Christ, I fall short.
I’m irreverent, politically incorrect, lustful, quick to spot fault in others, often full of pride, fluent in sarcasm, and I don’t respond well to criticism.
Sometimes I even drink milk straight from the carton.
As John White says in The Fight, “Transformation is not an overnight matter. It takes a lifetime.”
I am a work in progress.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life.
Some small, some huge.
At the lowest point of my spiritual life I even considered leaving my wife for another relationship. That was the biggest blunder of my life! I thank God every day for my prayerful and faithful wife, who stuck with me.
Through it all I’ve found that I respond best to love and grace, but not very well to hate and condemnation.
Some may look at my past and dismiss this confession as self-serving, insincere hogwash.
And that’s ok.
My defense is not in spinning words, but in how I live my life from this moment forward.
I will never have all the answers, but I love finding them.
And sharing them when I do.
It’s my prayer and hope that together we may grow to know, accept and experience God’s love.
To discern and choose God’s direction over distraction.
Grace over guilt.
Heaven over hell.
Life over death.
Eternal treasures over temporary pleasures.
And to share a few laughs in the process.
My name is Larry Hehn, and I’m a Christian in the Rough.