I'm a Canadian girl who met an American boy and when he asked, I said yes and we moved together down to the US.
I wrote about those last 7 years in a quiet space over at my little corner.
I love Jesus. I have loved Him since I was 4.
But my life hasn't always reflected that.
My life has been more marked by fear.
So in a whirlwind of loss, from Tony's dad's suicide to the loss of a life that I thought I desperately wanted, God moved us back down to Washington where we knew no one and gave us a fresh start.
And a ministry.
And another baby girl.
And a consuming desire for anything other then safe and normal and comfort.
(I still desire a good cup of coffee though - that hasn't changed.)
That's why i decided to close the door on my little corner - not because those words are no longer important, because they are. But I wrote from a place that desired safe and quiet and nothing too wild.
Over the last year however, I have grown to believe He wants more for us and from us as a people who claim to follow Him.
And so I write now in the midst of a whirlwind of life and changes while trusting that because God is here in the middle of my life, I have all the stability i need. And in the middle of everything I don't always understand, I will find Him faithful and strong.
There was a print that hung in my kitchen wall before kids and coffee rendered it to the recycling bin - a print that has become what I desire most for my soul that trembles so easily with fear.
This blog is a documenting of our journey as we figure out what it means to give God our everything in the middle of renting out our home to another family in the safer part of town and purchasing a home in the middle of the drug and gang district because we believe this is what Jesus is asking us to do.
It's a documenting of how to instill in our children eyes that see beyond now to keep an eternal God and an eternal future as their plumb line.
It's a documenting of a woman who is becoming passionate about the telling - that no matter what side of the tracks you live, we all have worth, we all are loved by a Holy and Wild God and we can love and live just as radically as Jesus did while He walked this sod...all the while I home school our children, work along side my husband in his ministry and figure out how everything else fits into all of this.
So maybe you'll want to grab a cup of coffee and join me for a bit? I would love it if you did.