Not too long ago I met a guy. We went on a few dates and he seemed like an okay guy, good conversation, made me laugh. This went on for a few weeks, and then he disappeared. Stopped calling, stopped texting, just vanished. And of course I did what every girl does (and maybe every guy): start questioning myself. I replayed every conversation, spoke with friends, until finally I reached a conclusion. It was me. Me, who was waiting for marriage, who didn’t curse and didn’t drink or party, who was heavily involved in my church. It was me. Of course there could have been other factors which influenced his actions (or rather inaction), but it being me makes sense. It took a while to put all the pieces together (although many of my friends tried to tell me), but once I did, I was okay with it. “It’s me, not you,” always seems like a cop-out but sometimes it’s reality. As Christians, our God fearing nature seems to be all other people see, whether they’re potential partners, family, or friends. We can’t love Jesus and be funny. We can’t be sober and know how to have a good time. This world cannot handle us and all of our dimensions, which has led me to say, “I’m sure it’s me.” Me, who loves Jesus, am amazing, multi-talented, and original. Yes, I’m sure that’s me.
This blog is about embracing the many parts that make up me (and you), especially my commitment to God. This commitment does not make me less fun or life less enjoyable, it makes it all the better and with some interesting stories to go along with it. I am a Christian, who is also a family therapist, has friends from all walks of life, enjoys traveling, and I lovingly refer to myself as being chronically single. In this blog I’ll discuss failed “situations” (such as the one mentioned above; and hopefully new situations as they arise), weird encounters, and inspiring experiences. During Testimony Tuesday, I’ll share people’s testimonies of how they came to Christ and how it has changed their life (myself included). On Tip Tuesday, I’ll give advice regarding certain topics (my sister says the name sounds like something associated with a strip club but I like it 🙂 ). It is my prayer that people all over the world will be encouraged to be every bit of themselves without having to sacrifice one part for another and every part being informed by and through their faith. I hope everyone who reads this blog will be able to smile and say, “I’m sure it’s me.”
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord