Friends, I'm glad you're here. It's noisy out there so come in and pour yourself a glass of red and get comfortable.
I am your friend; I'm for you and I get the struggle. If you've ever gotten lost in the day to day and you can't see your way out, girlfriend I feel you. I'm a big-city girl living in a small town and I look around daily and wonder if what I'm doing is actually what I'm supposed to be doing. Is that you too? I thought so, because honestly, I think it's most of us. Small town or big town. The truth is, as Donald Miller puts it, that my driveway is connected to yours, maybe by a few streets or maybe by a few interstates, but we are connected and that is beautiful.
I'm for communion over communication. I'm for breaking the rigid mould of traditional religion and for making every day purposeful and powerful. I don't have kids, but I'm for you and for your kids and know that you're making this thing whole parenting thing look attractive, especially in the mess of life. You go girl.
I'm a feminist and an environmentalist so don't even think of putting that aluminum can in the trash sohelpmeGod. I recently bought two bags of coconut flour because I thought it sounded neat. If you know what I can do with said coconut flour please let me know.
I'm for Jesus and I know that Jesus is for you. After God created the world and everything in it, He knew you were missing from it, so He dreamed you up and thought to Himself, "DANNNNNG I really outdid myself on this one." I bet He pat Himself on the back before He got on to more dreaming and creating. I bet He created a few more things after you, but kept peeking over at you to admire His finest creation.
The heavens rejoiced on the day you were born, and that is the truth.
He created you to have life abundantly. Not an abundant schedule, or abundant stuff, or abundant money or youth or fame or balance or cleanliness or organization or even achievements. He wants you to have abundant life in Him because He thinks you're the bee's knees. What He has for you is eternal and beautiful.
When I was younger I was convinced I was going to marry a rockstar and live a life of excitement. Then I married a pastor who led the music in the church praise band.
God has a funny sense of humor, no?
I realized that the adventure God has for me is far more exhilarating than the adventure I pieced together in my head. I want to be part of bringing the Kingdom here on earth in this very moment. And there is no better adventure than that.
I consider California home in the sense that I spent my most formative years there and that's where my family lives. I consider St. Louis home in the sense that this is where God called me and my husband in the summer of 2014. I consider no place home in the sense that nothing is permanent until we get to heaven.
Typically people smile when they are in Paris but after a day of walking I was so over it. However, my lashes looked bangin' so I took advantage of the opportunity (thank you, eyelash growth serum).