What you can expect
I'm delighted and honored that you've chosen to spend some of your time today hanging out with me. I know how valuable your time is, and how easy it is to fritter it away online. In an effort to honor that, let me assure you of what you can expect from my writing.
- Real - not plastic or air-brushed or photo-shopped. I'm into being real about who we are, life in all its extremes, and where and how to find God in the middle of it all. Life's a mess and so am I, and I know I'm not the only one! But the thing is, life has always been that way. It hasn't changed in that respect since Creation fell, and neither has the Creator. That is Truth with a capital T.
- Relaxed - I'm not into formalities. I'm perfectly comfortable sitting down on the floor of my living room with you...as long as you don't mind the toddler mayhem going on around us. Having spent too many years obsessing over what I "coulda, shoulda" done differently, I'm learning to give myself grace, and I try to extend that to others, too. We're all on a journey, this side of Heaven, and I want so much to come alongside my fellow sojourners with encouragement and truth.
- Relevant - I don't want to waste time on things that won't last. That doesn't mean I have to be uber-serious all the time, or that I won't spend time on Pinterest learning how to make cute Valentines, but I'm a wife and a mom, and I only have so much time in my day. If I can't figure out how a topic connects with God, His Word, or people (the things that will last in eternity), it's probably not something I'm going to dwell on here.
- Reverent - That's a word you don't hear much these days. Dictionary.com defines reverence as "a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe." It is an attitude I want to always have toward God and toward those created in His image. Reverence for God is described in the Scriptures as being an essential characteristic of a woman who follows Jesus (1 Peter 3:2, 1 Timothy 2:1) and the motivation for how we treat others (Eph. 5:21, Proverbs 14:2), and a natural response to God's gracious forgiveness of our sin (Psalm 130:4). I hope it characterizes all I do and say.