Just the ramblings of a 20-something trying to navigate her way through life…clinging to the truth that she is valued as a bride and woman…and that some day she would see Christ who is coming back to redeem her as a royal bride. Loving life and society is saying yes to the love of God daily…knowing that life is sustained by the mark of intimacy with Jesus.
Writing about my experiences are far easier than writing about myself. So in a nutshell I am not much of a writer (I would hardly call myself a writer), but I do like to write. As a young girl I often got caught up in story lines and books as a form of escapism, now I seem to enjoy the fruit of a life spent reading. I love reading blogs and I enjoy hearing people’s stories, it reminds me that I am in the storyline of the most epic novel ever written. I delight in the details of a theological script that unfolded about 2000 years ago, about a man named Jesus coming and redeeming me in his love and mercy.
More than anything I like to think of myself as being the lead character of God’s intricate story of my life. I often see so many faces pass me by and often forget that those lives tell another amazing story…a story filled with grace and mercy…one completed by the fully satisfying love of the man Jesus. Then I think to myself…if only someone knew that story. So this blog is about my story and my journey unto (hopefully) encouraging a world to tell theirs. I feel like so many people long to hear the gospel unlocked through our lives. So I thought, why not start a blog telling some details of my struggles, my fears and my brokenness. I hope that as you read my blog your heart would be enlightened to these truths:
- The story of Jesus is real, he is not a fictional character made up as a folk tale
- That you would know that being broken is okay…this too shall pass.
- That you would know that healing and comfort is possible
- Lastly that you would be able to take your heart to the Lord and know that he loves you just as you are
Random facts about me:
My name: Deidre´ (pronounced ‘dear-dray’) Mackenna, meaning sorrowful
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Current City: Philadelphia, PA (woot woot, love this place!)
Age: 27 (currently, I wish I could cling to 27 for more than a year)
My favorite books (brace yourself):
- Captivating by John & Staci Eldridge
- The 7 longings of the human heart by Mike Bickle
- Prayer, why my words to God matter by Corey Russell
- Culture of Revival by Andy Bird
My fave drink (just because people always add this kind of thing to this kind of list): Coffee – best enjoyed with a book
What you would find in my itunes store: Misty Edwards, Davy Flowers, Bethel, Jon Thurlow, United Pursuit, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Bryan McCleery and just to keep it real some good ole Tracy Chapman.
My fave quote of all time: ‘The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.’ – Mother Teresa
So that pretty much gives you a very quick glimpse into who I am. Sidenote: I am not deep and super philosophical even though my writing style seems that way…I am a slow processor so I process through writing…and hence the style. That is pretty much me.
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Happy blog reading!