I’m here to invite you on a journey of discovery where you’ll see that walking with God is an epic adventure. Every day has the potential of holding treasure to be discovered.
In the process, you unveil beauty and purpose and hope, and as a result, others are drawn to the Blue Thread Life because of the way you live and work and interact.
Why a Blue Thread Life?
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. In affiliation with an online seminary called Right On Mission, I have the joy of guiding clients in a life-visioning process called Strategic Futuring. Also, I work as a digital content strategist and writer for Gloo, a company that helps their clients help grow their people, where I’ve done work for groups like Cru, Fuller Seminary, and REVEAL, among others. From time to time, I facilitate leadership development events in remote corners of the world.
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?
What You Can Expect
STORIES | I have lots of folks lined up for interviews. Some are famous, others are ordinary folks like you and me—folks who do what God uniquely gifted them to do, and by living their unique stories, are able to look back and see the thread of God’s presence and plans, and God’s grace and redemption even in the tough times. I will be posting at least one video and/or audio recording every week with such interviews. Plus I’ll post regular story snippets via Instagram.
IDEAS | Perhaps you feel stuck reading the Bible or praying and would like to try new ways of talking and listening to God, of experiencing God rather than living off other people’s experiences. We’ll explore fresh ways which to look at life and see God. This includes new ways to pray passages from the Bible and employ other prayer practices.
EXPERIENCES | Here’s where you can take a deeper dive and come on a Blue Thread Life adventure with me. These include Strategic Futuring, Life Mission Statements—even an in-person retreat someplace epic! Stay tuned.
I’d love for you to join us on the epic adventure of a Blue Thread Life. Please try some of the ideas and experiences that we’ll share here, and your thoughts to engage with the community. You’re welcome to also post your own #bluethreadlife photos on Instagram. Or submit additional feedback, suggestions, and questions on the Facebook Community Page. Or you can contact me here.