Ordinary Dreams of an Everyman — 33 Comments

  1. oh yes … RADICAL … a powerful word … and how does it play out for each of us in our faith walk, in our marriages, with our families, in the ministries we’re called to …

  2. I love that you are a “peculiar people.” What a boring world we would live in if we all lived like the world’s definition of the “everyman.” I love your words, “. . . .Maybe an everyman dream produces radical results in a world that is not God-normal.” Radical results are spectacular! Keep doing what you’re doing and challenging us to do the same–following in the footsteps of the greatest radical of all time, Jesus!

  3. There’s so much in this post that makes me think – makes me excited to embrace radical more than I already do. I love your transition from the radical brokenness of your childhood family to your radical choices in unity with Christ. Thank you!

  4. Oh wow…I’m so glad I found your blog!!!!! I just want to say, I love your peculiarily radical family! What a blessing this blog was! I also love that others radical is your normal…indeed we are called to this full life!

  5. I wonder how many times I’ve told God, “I don’t want to bloom here.” I want to live radically–to bloom in the most unlikely places and under the most unlikely circumstances. This is a beautiful post and the truths are packed in from every angle.

  6. Faith inside the Garden of Eden was Normal. Faith outside the Garden of Eden is Radical.
    It is, isn’t it? Why did we ever think it was going, in this broken world, to be easy?
    This is a lovely and thought-provoking post.
    Thank you.

  7. When things in life don’t seem to fit into what the world believes to be normal, I have to remind myself that we have been called out. We are in this world – not of this world. Because we are a royal priesthood – a chosen generation – we have been set apart to salt the earth by being reflections of HIS majesty!

  8. We’ve struggled to find our place. Is it an “ordinary” life place or a “radical” life place? Thanks for pointing out that every life of faith is an extraordinary life.

  9. I want to “bloom riotously” — yes, even right here! You really spoke to me today. (We’re neighbors over at Laura’s Wellspring today.) I’m glad I came over to see you!

  10. When my family left our home in Ok. to come here to Ky, my mother said to me…”Bloom where God plants you”. I hope I’ve done that. . .And I want to live radically for Him!
    My boys always said we had a “Weird” family…I guess that’s ok;)
    So enjoyed your post!

  11. It is counter-cultural to be a praying people. Sometimes even when you grow up in the church. You are doing such good things–radical and ordinary. That’s pretty cool.

  12. We are peculiar to many, I always though I was and still do believe I am odd to many. Praise God for those everyman dreams that reach out and hold our families together. Thank you for sharing at “Tell Me a Story.”

  13. Awesome post. God’s Son was the most radical Being ever to walk this planet, and I want to walk in His footsteps. With Him, and only with Him, are all things possible, He uses ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary purposes. Thanks for the thought-provoking post, & God bless1

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  16. My heart jumped for joy reading through your family’s radicalness. Because radical living IS blooming where we are planted. Love, love.

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  18. Wow, my comment is just a drop in the bucket. =) Thank you for stopping by my blog MaryLeigh.

    I’m sorry that you endured your parents divorce. I am on the other end of that. I am the parent that divorced. On my 3rd marriage, but we vow that we will see our “ours baby” grow up grounded and healthy because he will have both parents to raise him just as you mentioned in your post. Why do things have to go so wrong in culture for us to finally value what our great grandparents had? My husband’s Mexican grandparents were married 67 years.

    You are a lovely writer. Blessings~

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