Do you need some encouragement today? How about hope? I have learned that encouragement and hope often come at unexpected times and in tiny packages. I never thought that I could find what I needed on the cold hospital floor. But I did. May you be filled with all that you need as you learn about my tiny miracle. Her name is Clara.
I don’t blog. Icraft weapons that inspire and equip armies.
Welcome to my blog! You have probably never read a blog like this before, because you have probably never met a person like me before.
Get used to different.
WARNING! Do not read this blog if…
-You miss the heart of a message if grammar and editing aren’t perfect. I don’t bother with perfection.
-You are afraid of being challenged.
I am a wife, mom of 4, and adventure enthusiast. My career was as a Leisure Professional…but not the kind you think. I was a white water rafting guide, climbing and rappelling instructor, high ropes course facilitator, team building coach, backpacking trip guide, and specialized in wilderness survival. Surprised? Most people are.
I “settled down” when it was time to have kids. I’ve learned over the last decade that a relationship with God can be the biggest adventure of all. He longs to take us to new places and teach us the wonders of the supernatural world! But sometimes we have to surrender our deeply held religious beliefs to experience relationship as an adventure.
Get used to being challenged.
This blog is not:
Meant to teach or counsel
Specifically political, or religious.
Specifically about marriage or parenting.
Pro-church or anti-church
Going to leave your beliefs unchallenged
Get used to adventure.
This blog absolutely has an agenda. I will be up-front about it so you wont have to wonder.
My agenda is to illustrate through story that a relationship with God is the most amazing epic adventure! It is time delineation, dreams and visions, healing the sick and raising the dead. It is translating to other places, seeing in to other realms, loving the unlovable, hearing His voice, speaking His words, and having reality be completely redefined.
(Hmmmm. She sounds like a mystic new-ager.)
Well, you had better read my blog to find out for sure! And just in case you need to hear it, I believe Jesus is Lord. There. Glad we addressed that.
Get used to transformation.
“I was one way, and now I am completely different. And the thing that happened in between was HIM.” (Mary Magdalene, The Chosen)
I encountered the unmistakable, paradigm shifting, life changing, identity revealing, true love of The Father about 6 years ago. My adventure began that day, and hasnt stopped since. The day His love got ahold of me I began living christianity as a lifestyle instead of a religious preference. I still went to church, but I also BECAME the church. I stopped believing that Jesus died to get me in to heaven, and began believing that Jesus died to get heaven IN TO ME. I started living FROM the cross instead of TO the cross. I stopped focusing on what I was saved FROM and began focusing on what I was saved TO.
Get used to weird.
Not long after I began living my epic adventure with God, I realized something profound. God is weird. God is really, really, really weird. He is not at all what I had been taught, He is not at all what I had believed. He was way weirder!
(If you are waiting for God to smite me for my disrespect, you may also need to get used to disappointment.)
WEIRD:Adj “pertaining to destiny” (archaic/original definition)
If God is weird and weird means “pertaining to destiny”, then I want to be weird too! And that is what this blog is about. Me being a lifestyle Christian, living relationship as an adventure, and being transformed in to His weird image.
Are you curious about what adventuring with Weird God looks like? Then read on! Or don’t. I wont be offended if you never read my blog. Ive been blogging for more than 5 years, and readers come and go. Please feel free to pop in, get challenged, then take a break to go examine your beliefs. Whether you ever read a post on my blog or not, please go live your adventure with Weird God. It is never to late to begin.
“Light SHINES in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”