My name is Richard Wilson. i am a 34-year-old reformed drug addict, and God’s presence in my life has been powerful and shattering: shattering illusions, lies, and sins, sometimes painfully, but nevertheless He has gripped me and won’t let go. i am married to a wonderful woman who has supported me through drug dependence and getting clean despite the fact that for years i lied to her about the situation. Her love is yet another testimony to God’s healing powers.
We live in Austin, Texas, and are seeking ways and wisdom through which we can impact the city and the world for Christ.
Sometimes we do it well.
Often we don’t.
But God’s love is fierce and exacting and demanding and overwhelming and He continues to shape us every day.
This blog is an exercise in gospel confidence. i believe God has gifted me in the realm of words, yet for most of my life i have utilized them merely for ends of my own devising, if at all. i have crafted clever lies, spouted incredulity and violence at people around me, often even ones that i love. Because of this, i ran from writing for a very long time, fearing the sludge that might spew forth.
This blog is a penance: an attempt to reverse that trend and begin using the talents God gave me for His glory, as much much as my feeble skills will allow.
i have expounded upon this slightly here, if anyone is curious.
Late have i loved You, O Lord. Such feeble hands and fleeting time, age has already begun to grip these bones. Nevertheless, what i am and have is Yours. As you have used stones, bones, dust, i pray, use this man.