A Glimpse

When I started this blog…

“I am a 22 year old female college student from a rather conservative church background.  So, my attending a private Christian university should be no surprise.  However, my change of mindset after three years may be a little bit astonishing to some, especially people back home.  As with most college kids, my tendency is to side ideologically with liberals, both in regards to politics and religion.  I have questioned my faith, and am still in the process of discovering what I think.  Politically…well, I cringe inwardly when people start talking politics, usually, unless I know they agree with me.  I am not a fan of the intolerant or those who hand out judgment quickly…which I suppose makes me intolerant and quick to judge…hmm…

What else should one include on an “About” page?  I love God.  I believe He wants us to love each other, and I am working on the semantics of doing so in my own life.  Since most of my life has been soft, cushiony, surrounded in bubble-wrap, as it were, I am finding that actually caring for other people and having true faith (belief and obedience when I am otherwise inclined) is tremendously difficult, and goes against my nature.  But I’m trying anyway.  I am a work in progress, as I believe everyone is.  As I am journeying through this life, I hope you will choose to join me in the journey.  Here’s to the process, the journey, the road we call life – may we pay more attention to it than to our final destination!”

Now, I am a 24 year old barista, living in a depressed area of downtown Detroit, looking for something more in life.  I tried and tried and tried to do urban ministry, but I felt so alone…I exhausted myself.  Eight months after I started, I am almost completely out of the picture as regards the “ministry”, but I am feeling great, living healthier, and taking initiative to achieve bigger and better things.  I am getting out of Detroit – at least for a little while.  I will always call Detroit home, and I plan to come back.  But I need a break, and I need to figure out what the next step is.  I am going to come back to Detroit with a mission and purpose (yet again) and NOT exhaust myself.  I still love God, and I definitely still love people, but if these are to become tried and true loves, not just lip service, I have some work to do.  Here I go!

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