What’s Ronin’s Journey?
Ronin’s Journey is a Christian Lifestyle blog that assertively moves forward showing that Christianity is still relevant today. It has one goal, to seek first the Kingdom of God and all righteousness. The posts decisively advance to proclaim the name of Jesus and the life change he brings.
Who Are You?
My name is Vance. I became a prodigal and agnostic that had walked away from God. Taking the name Ronin, meaning “masterless samurai”, I focused on my own self-perfection trying to become my own ‘god’. Then everything fell apart when tragedy struck, and I had to face the realization that I was powerless and petty. Pride did go before the fall.
Like the Prodigal Son, I began a long, bumpy, journey back. Walking through the valleys of trauma, grief, introspection, and a heavy dose of self-hatred, I finally came back. My life changed, and with this second chance, I now help people rather than myself. Using all these experiences, along with my studies into the human personality, apologetics, and theology, I write to purposefully guide others from making my mistakes. Every post originates from my journal, every insight a hard lesson learned, join me on this journey into living for Christ.
What Is The Wolf Mentality?
I used to mention it often. It’s not a term of my creation but of Thorin’s, former owner of Wicked Jester and author of many books. Even then, the mentality predates Thorin himself.
It’s a mentality that is independent, curious, and aware. Those who possess this mind-set look at the world with curiosity, a unbiased independent mind, and gain awareness because of it. The more we learn of the world and ourselves the stronger and more confident we grow.
It’s a anti-label, since the only thing that wolves have in common is the think for yourself, by questioning everything, and accepting nothing blindly, principle we live by. That’s our interior, the exterior can be tattooed and pierced with crazy hair to neat and clean-cut; loud and boisterous to quiet and withdrawn. All races, sexes and whatever personal choices a person can make tell you nothing until you dig deeper into the reasoning behind it. Its how they think, not what they think. Their motivations, external or internal. That’s how you tell who someone with this mentality is.