For those of you new to my blog, I’d like to give a brief summary of where The Ungodly Woman is coming from. I think it’s important for my readers to understand why I blog the way I do, and why I bother to write about the stuff I write about.
About 15 months ago, I endured my first miscarriage. I was 13 weeks pregnant. I write about that here.
About 9 months ago, while living on campus at Seminary (I was pursuing my M.Div there with plans for ordination), our family was targeted, attacked and then ostracized by a group of fellow Seminarians. I write about that experience HERE.
As my family tried to recover from the Seminary crisis, I experienced a second miscarriage this past January. Again, at 13 weeks. You can read my reflections on that experience HERE.
But before the events of the past year transpired, my perspective on the Christian life was already shaped by processing my past experience of childhood sexual abuse (I write about that here, in one of my all time favorite blogposts: Lest I Forget.); by my fundamentalist faith formation, and encountering Domestic Violence in my late teens.
Even in light of all this, I consider myself blessed. Because I am blessed. I have an amazing husband (my Woodsman), four kiddos aged 3-10, a roof over my head, a big slobbery dog lying at my feet, and the support and sustaining love of my God in Christ.
I’m starting to see some of the incredible ways God is able to redeem the painful parts of my life and use them for good– my own good, and for the good of others.
It’s been quite the journey!
I hope that this blog is of value to people other than me. However, its personal value alone is enough to keep me blogging, so, critique if you must… It ain’t gonna stop me!
His Peace be with you,
(a.k.a. The Ungodly Woman)