About Living Out Loud

Could you use a little encouragement to get through some tough times?

Do you struggle to find Christian blogs that embrace inclusivity and celebrate diversity?

Want to read devotionals and blogs that offer hope, support and practical insights to navigate the tough terrains of life?

Like finding ways to make the Bible relevant to you today?

Do you like brownies???

Well….look no further! You are in the right place.  

I am glad you found us! Welcome to Living Out Loud with Lynnette where everyone is invited to have a seat at the table.

A bit about me….
I believe:
In inclusivity and celebrating diversity
You are worthy of unconditional love and support
The Bible is relevant and full of wisdom as well as confusing and difficult to understand sometimes
Life is hard and help is good

So…How did this become my passion?
Well, I love to write.  I remember writing my first poem about Martin Luther King when I was in the second grade.  My favorite book growing up was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.  Exploring fantastic worlds was a welcome escape from the festering dysfunction and abuse in my own home.

Unfortunately, the tough times didn’t stop as I entered adulthood.  At the young age of 20, I found myself in a homeless shelter with an infant in tow. Abandoned by my, then, husband and unable to rely on my family, I was at rock bottom.   On a cot no wider than my underfed body, with my one year old daughter sleeping on my chest, I could no longer escape the pain.  Stories and fantastical tales could no longer whisk me away into other worlds and make me forget my cares.

So, I picked up the Bible.

Fast forward, several years and I found myself preaching, teaching and writing.  I also married the most wonderful woman I have ever met in my life! She makes my heart twirl (and I ain’t the twirling type).  Together we have four kids (five if you count the dog.)

I started this blog for you.  Yup, you.

I want you to know that you matter.  You are not one drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in one drop (Rumi).  Even though we may not have met, we are tied together as people, as humans.  There is a universality in our experiences that binds us together and makes you infinitely valuable to me.

So, I write each blog with you in mind.  I share my insights, my struggles, my epiphanies, as well as my failures so that we can connect and through that connection, learn to live our lives…out loud.

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