Erik Cooper —  January 29, 2009 — Leave a comment

The name of my blog unfolded from a huge dose of sobering reality. I’m a relatively “safe” person…plan, figure things out, pick the logical, safe route…always follow the voice of God, but really take your time and make sure you’ve analyzed all possible outcomes and know all the risks involved.  You know…hedge your bets.  Eliminate the unknowns. Not all bad, unless you allow it to control you.

Fortunately, I’m learning an important yet difficult lesson:  the amazing adventure of following Jesus is found beyond the risk.

As Gary Haugen, the president of International Justice Mission says in his book Just Courage “Do you want to be safe, or do you want to be brave?” I don’t want to live as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.  I’m far from being there, but I hope this blog documents well the life of a man striving to discover the heart of God that lies beyond the risk.

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