Just an Ordinary man Struggling with Ordinary Life

My name is Patrick Ewing. I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, Husband, and Father.

I firmly believe that in order to survive, we as human beings need a community. From the very beginning, mankind was not okay with being alone. Even Adam, walking in the garden with God, experienced being lonely. In our modern day we are far more connected than we have ever been before. We share ideas from around the world in seconds and you can be part of a community without ever leaving your home.

For a long time I’ve had trouble sleeping because I struggled to get my brain to shut down. I know I’m not alone in this. My wife gave me the great idea one night to just write it all down. It didn’t have to be organized or neat, I just had to write everything I was thinking. Well I tend to like organization, even though my kids seem to ever be at odds with me about that (kids stuff strewn about), so mine was pretty organized. The first night I ended up writing out 4 full pages, front and back of thoughts that were keeping me awake. It was everything from worries, fears, and anxieties to random ideas about life, God’s Word, and even a book series I’ve been working on as a hobby. I did this for a few nights in a row and I slept great. Not only that, but it helped me work through a lot of half formed ideas and thoughts. The next morning my wife read through my writings, it was pretty raw, and she said to me, you should write a blog.

Why do this?

  • I have a lot of thoughts and ideas, some are good and helpful, others not so much. Instead of writing them in a private notebook, I’d like them to have the opportunity to maybe help others also struggling with life.
  • Honestly, this is as much for me as it is for helping others.

My goal is to simply be another voice in the community. To maybe help others not feel so isolated and alone. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in our own life that we fail to see that others are also hurting, feeling trapped, alone, and in need of some encouragement. If me expressing myself to more than just lines on a paper can help even one person it’s worth the work of typing it out.

Life is hard. Even every day, normal, ordinary life is hard. Some days just living with a person you love more than anything else, can be hard. Christians and Non Christians, we are all still hurting, struggling humans just looking for someone to hold out a hand and help carry the burden.

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