Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My hope for you is that this blog would encourage you to pursue Jesus more, fix your eyes on Him, and let Him transform you into His image, radiant and pure. Living for Jesus in in this world can be hard. Living for Jesus in the church can be hard. Too often we get caught up in performance, in rules, in our past, in selfish pursuits, in living for ourselves, you fill in the blank. But the answer the Bible offers is so simple. It’s all about a relationship with Jesus.
If this is your first time here, let me introduce myself. I’m a 20-something woman living in rural eastern WA, working at a local pregnancy center, striving to live faithfully as I follow my Lord where He’s planted me. I’m blessed to be a homeschool graduate and the oldest of 14 children. I was raised in a Christian home by parents who loved Jesus and loved me, and I will be forever grateful to them for that.
At the same time, my faith couldn’t be just an extension of my parents faith, and my journey of learning what it means to follow Jesus for myself, what it means to not just believe in God but to passionately pursue Him and be transformed by Him is a journey I’m still on, a journey I want to invite you to share with me.
I’m no superwoman. I’m just a sinner saved by grace. I too can easily get distracted with any number of things, but one thing I know. Jesus is the answer. He is the only One who can truly fulfill us, the only One worth living for, the only One who can release us from shame and fear and and sin. As we look to Him, we will be made radiant, and our faces will not be ashamed.
“They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.” Ps. 34:5
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” Ex. 34:29
“Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor. 3:16-18
“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” Eph. 5:25-27