I’m Lindsy, writer of Light Breaks Forth. I’m a wife of ten years, mom to five of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen, lover of hot tea, good tattoos, Jesus, and those living on the margins.
If you believe in honest conversations about hard things – things often easier to ignore, if you’re ready to come face-to-face with Jehovah-Jireh, raise a generation of kids who follow a risk worthy God, if you’re ready to peel back the layers of your own comfort and privilege, and seek an eternal focus unmoved by culture and crowds – then this space is for you.
Also, I’m FOR YOU. Whatever burden you’re carrying today, I want to help you name it and nail it to the cross. Because Jesus already did.
One way I’ve found to steward my online space well, is to invite writers of color to guest post on race and what white people can do as racial reconciliation allies and bridge builders. I wrote about My White Privilege once and a lot of people read it. Except I really know very-little-to-nothing about race. I have some thoughts on Things Christians Probably Shouldn’t Say and I think adoption is good, but it’s not best. If you’re an adoptive or foster mama, I want you to take a REAL REST. And if you’re contemplating becoming a foster parent, your fears are real, but you should do it anyway.
If you’re ready to be brave, courageous, and fundamentally different than who our culture, and maybe even our churches, tell us to be, you’re in good company. There’s a little community of women (and a few good men) here, ready to link arms across this wide, vast, strange thing called the internet to impact an Eternal Kingdom. God can use this place as Holy Ground, if we let Him.
Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him,
and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn,
and your healing shall spring up speedily;
your righteousness shall go before you;
the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
~ Isaiah 58:6-8