Q:  Why foolish?

 

A:  I seem to be learning over and over again that things are not always as they seem.

Could a foolish way be a better way?

 

Do not deceive yourselves.  If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.

{Corinthians 3:18-19a}

I’m ready to shake loose from the wisdom of the world, even if it means doing things differently than the world and being called a fool for it.  When you’re taking cues from the God who created life itself, and He’s proven to you personally that He knows what he is talking about, the noise and wanderings of the world start to look less appetizing as you notice “huh–they’re not really working.”

Foolish starts to look kind of fun.

 

Q:  Why light?

 A:  Don’t some people talk and listen with a light in their eyes?

Think of the way someone’s demeanor can seem to light up a room.

Consider the power of a lit torch in the hands of an explorer, lost in a dark forest.

The overhanging light fixtures above our kitchen tables illuminate faces and enable conversation, even when it’s dark outside.

Things that weren’t visible–even scary–suddenly become known when they meet the touch of light.  Jesus called himself the light of the world, which is a pretty remarkable thing to say considering all the incredible properties of light.

 

He reveals deep and hidden things;  he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.  {Daniel 2:22}

 

It’s funny, really.  I look back on 26 years of life and realize the sweetest times were when I let the teachings and influence of Jesus light and direct my little path. 

And to a tee (or is it ‘T’ ?), the times I’ve tried to live off my own brilliant ideas were when things got wonkity.

Discovering the goodness and love of Jesus in a completely personal and real-life way has been the nuttiest, most interesting, and dare I say lovely ride. {Disclaimer:  I love the word lovely.  That may not be the best word choice, but I do love it so.  Also, nutty to me means fun, not quaky-religous or anything less than great.}

The most sweet and beautiful moments I’ve experienced have been the ones where I looked the most like Jesus might look {I just wish there were more of them!}

Stooping low, getting dirty and tired to serve people where they’re at. 

Forgiving when I don’t feel like it.  

Choosing the right thing because it is right–period. 

Listening. Glorious listening.

 

Lightbulb on! 

Oh my dear sweet goodness, God knows what he’s talking about.  I’ve seen it.  I’ve tasted it.  I’m a fan of His teachings, instruction, ways, and character.  God is brilliant!

Alas, I’m head over heels for Jesus.

And it’s ok if you’re not.

I’m not out to convert you, belittle you, or force my opinions on you.  It’s kind of like if you just tried the world’s most amazing cupcake–you’d want to tell everyone to make sure they bought their cupcakes at this one certain place.

I want to talk about this mind blowing phenomenon and how real people like us respond to it:  that God can’t stand to be separated from us.

The cupcakes are so good, I don’t want to see you buy them anywhere else.

Following God’s ways proves itself so dang lovely, I want to be in a little blog community with you where we encourage each other to remember whose we are.

I don’t know what you think about words like faith and Jesus and I do worry about sounding

-churchy-

-preachy-

-and boring-

Still, you’re invited to sit in on the conversation at {Foolish for Light} whether you’re totally tracking with me or want to puke.  All voices are welcome in this quest for real life abundant life.

Pull up a chair, friend.  No matter where you’re at, I believe there is something for you here.  Subscribe so you don’t miss anything and check it out for a bit.  :)  I dare you.

If nothing else, you’ll hear one girl’s story of foolishly abandoning the ways of the world in pursuit of the light of the world.  I like the way the story is shaping up.

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{lights with twigs and birdies photo credit: AO Photographers}

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It doesn't always make sense-the way we live. We decide that's ok. People don't have to get it. Welcome to Foolish for Light, a place for exploring the counter-intuitive life of a light-chaser.

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Foolish for Light is a place for anyone willing to challenge the way things have to be done. I'm kind of perfectly fine being called foolish as I chase the Light of the world. You?