Am I wandering or wondering?

I’ve always been an introspective boy. My grandma feared I was mute because I spent the first 2 years of my life listening instead of speaking. And about the time I began speaking, I started singing too.

One of my earliest memories is coming home from Sunday School (3 years old) and telling Jesus I believed in him and that I’d like to go to Heaven someday. I’ve walked and wandered with God all these years. Some days are brighter than others, and sometimes I feel terrifyingly alone. But we’re told not to be afraid because God knew we’d fear. And we’re told to trust because God knew that sometimes we’d doubt.

Most of my songs are about love and life and the fragments of beauty and tragedy in each. I don’t like cliché Christian music. But it’d be impossible to separate my faith from my music (or from any other part of my life, I hope).

But my wandering soul leads me to more than writing songs. I love wandering through the woods, exploring, and learning how to be a better man. And sometimes there are things in my heart that simply won’t fit to melody. That’s where this blog comes in.

I’m trying to see things from other perspectives, to understand, and to share what I’m learning. If you resonate with any of it, I hope you’ll stick around and say hey.

Prone to wander,

Mike Hirst