I love learning. From science to music to coffee brewing methods – I enjoy filling my brain with knowledge. And when I learn so much that I can’t contain it anymore, I have to share it. The past few years God has been opening my eyes to the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way I had not experienced before. I had found myself using churches, pastors, and worship music to define who God is without even cracking open my Bible – the primary source for any knowledge of the nature of God. I have always loved scripture, but I was not relying on it to verify what I was being fed by Christian culture. Upon returning to the basics of the Gospel, I realized I was being misguided and had to make a few changes in my life. I have since been finding such joy in Christ alone and growing in an understanding that my money, popularity, and leadership positions – even in church – are just earthly treasures.
Now that I have this joy and knowledge from studying the Bible in a new way, I want to share it. I created this blog because in a culture that increasingly diminishes the only written account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I want to help ignite a love for it. Scripture is rich with wisdom, encouragement, and hope. I want to create a space where questions can be raised, and answers sought in the Word. I want to highlight the ways culture (and even the church sometimes) is distracting us from the saving work of the Gospel and offer an alternative.
I named this blog “In Light of Grace” because everything good in my life ultimately stems from the grace of God. I see everything through the lens of the Gospel of Christ. Without Him I am nothing, and nothing in life can even come close to His glory. Everything this blog communicates should be understood through this lens, or in light of grace.
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20