Sunday, July 31, 2011


Welcome to the first post of my first blog.  I've been contemplating doing one for quite a while, but it wasn't until I thought I'd lost all my "notes" on facebook that I decided to "go for it."

First things first.  What kind of name is Momentum: Living...Moving...BeingIt was inspired by a devotional a friend of mine gave at a meeting I attended (how's that for vague?)  She was attempting to inspire us to keep moving in a positive direction in the work we were doing.  Her words must have struck a chord because, well, here I am naming my blog after her devotional.  

The word momentum is a noun meaning - 1) force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events.  2) Also called linear momentum. Mechanics - a quantity expressing the motion of a body or system, equal to the product of the mass of a body and its velocity, and for a system equal to the vector sum of the products of mass and velocity of each particle in the system (definition from  In other words, I am the body in motion in this system of life, and Jesus is the impetus (the moving force, stimulus...cause of motion.)

The first part of Acts 17:28 says "In Him [Jesus], we live and move and have our being."  Some translations use "exist" instead of "have our being."  The literal translation of the last word in that list is "are."  In Him , we are.  So, when trying to think of a title for this blog that would reflect me, how I want to be, how I try to be...I am living, moving, and being in Him.  That includes everything in my life: goals, disappointments, joys, sorrows, successes, failures, accomplishments, mistakes, trials, triumphs, and the list goes on.

I hope to share, through this blog, life - things I learn, where I go, what I do, how I am...  Hopefully, it will be an encouragement to someone who is living life as I am.

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