It’s been awhile since I visited this space. 70 lbs and 16 inches of hair ago even. My church is in the middle of this wonderful series on “Always Moving” – Serving Greater. Growing Deeper. Giving Bigger…and that last one that rang a little close to home since it’s essentially the name of my little space here on the internet: Living Louder.
I’m a Christian. I’m a Christian Mother & Wife who works in Oil & Gas. Christian is not the noun – it’s the describer of all the other things I am. God owns my soul – and for the longest time in my life, I lived quietly in my faith. I didn’t want to offend others by inviting, and I didn’t want to press people to find my way – but to find their own way.
Nobody is perfect, God knows that and accepts us for who we are, just as we are. But I still struggle with trying to tell people quite blatantly that they need to get a church, get to walking with Jesus. Trust me, in my line of life, there are alot of people I know who definitely need to “get with Jesus and get right”, but in all seriousness, I’m not the type to say “Hey, come on by my church and see the Light”. I know taht perhaps I should be a good fisher of men, and I’ve tried to help a few friends along before when they’ve asked about our church and how much we like it, but overall — I’m not the type who’s having her breakfast in a diner and leans over and asks the stranger next to me: “Is Jesus Christ your Lord & Savior?” – mainly because I’ve had that done to me, and it’s mixed parts creepy and offensive to get up in my personal space.
But, that said, this is MY personal space on the interwebs, and if you choose to read here, then I guess we’re good. I don’t have all the answers, I’m not always completely right with God, I’m human, and my faith is a daily walk – sometimes I trip, sometimes I’m running with Him…but I’m putting this out there, if you have questions on how it all works – I’m here.