Beautiful person. Friends laughing together at some incomprehensible inside joke.
Beautiful place. Azure shores. White sand beaches. Waves crashing.
Delicious food. Colorful watermelon held up to a 10 year old girls’ face. There is laughter in her eyes. You almost feel like you’re in on the joke.
We seem to scroll endlessly on Instagram. Sometimes seeing photos that capture the beauty of this world, the wonder, the incredible expanse that is our world. Other times seeing brokenness. But here in this world-in the tension between the already and not yet: we see glimpses of God. We see Him in our little niece’s tingling laughter as you try out your best British accent. We see it in the sun set as we are held by the one who has captured our heart. We see it in loud, rowdy games of Catch Phrase where your aunts get way too into the game. Everywhere we go we see glimpses into God’s character, His creativity, His ridiculous sense of humor, His compassion, His goodness, and most importantly His love.
Over the past four years, I’ve been working on a community called Radically Radiant where women can come together and be reminded of Jesus. Now I am expanding this community into something more. I am converting it into a space where women (and men!) can come together to see Jesus in the little things. Jesus isn’t just a compartmentalized aspect of our lives-He is everything. He is in everything. He upholds everything by the word of His power. So why shouldn’t we see Him in delicious food? In fashion? In travel? In friendships? In fitness?
Through this expansion, it is my goal to weave Jesus throughout every aspect of life. I want to create a space where there are a wide array of conversations going on-sometimes deeply profound and weighty-other times light hearted and full of whimsy. Our God is a multifaceted God full of life, love, humor, and compassion. Let’s make a place that reflects that.
I want to invite you, friend, to embark on this journey with me! Let’s see all the different ways we can see Jesus in this beautiful world He has created. Yes, it is a broken world. But even in the dark-the light shines and the darkness has not overcome it.
Can’t wait for this journey with you,