I'm all kinds of messed up.
I spent last night and this morning listening to Jen Hatmaker.
Pardon my I've-almost-hit-the-ugly-cry-sheen and 4th-case-of-pink-eye-since-November glasses.
Are you familiar with her?
She hails from Austin, TX.
Words that describe her...
On her website, she's:
wife. (to Pastor Brandon Hatmaker of Austin New Church)
mom. (to 3 biological kids and 2 kids adopted from Ethiopia)
author. (of 9 books)
My friends and I would describe her as:
My soul is all tangled up after hearing her speak about Christians and Christianity.
How polarizing we can be...
When all there really is, is to serve with love. Be like Jesus. That's it.
As a Christian, am I REALLY living out these principles day by day?
I had seen her a few years ago and she ripped me apart then. I'm in a different place now so I'm ripped apart differently.
I don't quite have words yet or even an inkling of an idea of where God's path will take me.
But I will listen to Him.
You will see what we all saw if you like her on facebook (along with 20,000 others) or follow her blog or see her speak.
I own several of her books and I'm going to be reading and re-reading them.
Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study
Tune In: Hearing God's Voice Through The Static
Make-Over: Revitalizing the Many Roles You Fill
Jen, thank you.
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