Talk to folks about faith and life, and before long a disconnect appears.
For some, it’s a hairline crack. For others, it’s an earthquake-sized tear.
Even the most sincere believers might say,
“I just don’t know how I’m supposed to live out my faith—
let alone share my faith with others!”
So you end up feeling a bit disillusioned or confused.
Maybe a tad guilty.
Even bored with any talk about faith.
Consider yourself invited on a journey of discovery where
every day with God is an epic adventure.
(Not necessarily the words most of us would use when describing our faith, right?)
Once you experience life with God as an epic adventure,
you approach every day with purpose and beauty and hope.
As you do that, others are drawn to your way of life
because of the way you live and work,
the way you see people and see the world.
That’s what we call the Blue Thread Life,
a life where God’s presence shows up
as a delightful blue thread throughout your day.
Why a Blue Thread Life?
In the Bible, in the books of Exodus and Numbers, God’s people were ordered to wear blue cords tied to their garments every single day as a reminder of the God who brought them out of slavery, the God who was taking them into the Promised Land. The blue chord was a reminder of God’s redemption, God’s presence, and God’s plans.
And so, the Blue Thread Life aspires to point you and me to …
… the blue thread of God’s redemption woven into the good and the hard parts of our stories;
… the blue thread of God’s presence woven through everyday events, through people, through nature;
… the blue thread of God’s plans and purposes woven throughout his Word and throughout the stories of folks who, unbeknownst to them, have been living a Blue Thread Life, drawing others closer to God.
I love to travel. Originally from South Africa, I now live in my eighth country. I’m single and thriving, and with all my jobs being online, I get to choose where in the world I’d like to set up my office. Sound like fun? It mostly is. I don’t plan to move anytime soon again, though! 😉
I love to work hard. Currently, my jobs are all online. I do freelance writing and editing for businesses, universities, and private clients.
I also love to learn. I don’t collect stuff; I collect experiences and insights. I go to great lengths to learn new things—like moving to Guatemala so I could learn Spanish. Or, while working toward a Doctorate in Ministry, leaving my job in vocational ministry to take a role in hostile environments so I could test a theory relating to work being worship. (In case you’re an Enneagram fan, you probably won’t be surprised to know I’m a 7, an Enthusiast.)
Most of all, I love Jesus. I love studying the Word of God but also looking for ways to experience Jesus as Immanuel—God with us. Whether I travel, work, learn, or play, it’s all part of the epic adventure of Blue Thread Life.
I’d love for you to join me on this adventure. Try some of the ideas I’ll share here. Post your own #bluethreadlife photos on Instagram. Or submit feedback, suggestions, and questions on the Facebook Community Page.
Why watch from afar when you can join in?