I am who I am. I share parts of me that are true and real. I will never profess to be a biblical scholar, or even a “good Christian girl”. I’m neither of those two things. I am terribly flawed and outrageously outrageous. I have a shaded past full of grave mistakes and shameful choices. I live among those who have stories of their own, and bare the humility of brokenness with me. I cuss when I’m excited or mad, I act inappropriate, and I incessantly jump over boundaries that are normally put in place. I fail to raise myself higher than God calls me to reach. I am devastatingly honest, and purely impulsive. My humor is weird and strangely absurd. I am who I am.
And as incredible as it seems that A Holy God can love ME- Apparently He does. So I have my ‘ways’ and my ridiculousness about me that He embraces with ever-loving Grace and Mercy. I do wonder sometimes if He shakes His Head and rolls His Eyes from time to time, while watching me work a room. And yet, I grow more confident that He can use even me in a mighty way. Not by my wisdom or my righteousness- for I have little of both. But by me just being me.
I write from my heart. And often, my words reflect my passion for faith in a loving God. I can’t write and share parts of me without His Presence, because there is nothing in my life that separates me from My Lord. I pray before I write every post. I ask God to guide my words and my thoughts and my message. But I am very careful to pick each word, so that I may open hearts-
Not shut them down.
I never ever ever want to create a corner of Christianity. A pocket of the piousness. Or sacred surroundings that create barriers. I refuse to set boundaries that bind, and repel hearts who may in fact not walk the same path I do. I want to live among the hearts and souls that breath love and long for connection. And in the joy of sharing my heart, I hope to illuminate my Lord. Nothing more. Simply me and my thoughts about life, with faith threaded through the colorful patterns and pieces of who I am. I absolutely LOVE that many of my readers share a different perspective, and perhaps a different faith.
God isn’t a pushy God, so why would I be a pushy follower?
Too many Christians push.
I believe God may shake His Head and roll His Eyes with them too. Maybe more.
So with all that said, I want to share the news of becoming a team member over at SheShares Ministries. My dear friend Rebecca, invited me to be a contributor, and I am deeply honored to be a part of another place where I can share my faith.
I pray I can place my passion and purpose there as well. After all, I dream of reaching more beautiful hearts like yours. Like mine. Like all those in between.
Would you come visit me? Oh, how grateful I would be!