I’m Evi. (You say it like Chevy.)
While I fling this phrase with gusto in real life–hoping those I meet might feel comfortable navigating my often mispronounced name–the words ring a tiny echo in this big Internet space.
I’m flinging words anyway, as I try to straighten up the shoulders of timid sentences, leaning into my prayer for courage to move words. This first post comes after a retreat where I arrived with certainty that I would never write a blog. Like normal, God’s giggling.
Maybe you know the feeling.
I envision God’s face with laughter lines, well etched. Whether God’s face is one you would recognize or one that’s new to you, I’m glad you’re here. Welcome to this space. I would show you around and point out bathrooms, but . . . I’m not all that familiar with it yet myself. Heck, if you’re feeling lost, don’t worry. Me too. Hah!
One thing I do know.
No matter how lost or under-constructioned you feel, I know you matter infinitely and deeply in this moment. Right here. Right now. Even if it’s just a Tuesday and you don’t feel all that shined-up, and you-just-found-your-kid-eating-a-Cheerio-and-you-haven’t-had-Cheerios-for-like-five-days, you matter to the Maker. Whatever nudged you toward this little corner of the Web, I choose to believe God had a part in it. He wants to catch up. And today, like most days, is a good day for that.
My intent in this space is to turn up the volume on God’s still-small voice in my life, and maybe (God willing) do the same for at least one other person. Paul encourages us, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands” (1 Thessalonians 4:11). My hands seem to sense God’s pleasure when at a keyboard, open to what needs saying, so here I am.
When all my jumbled mess falls away, I’m just evi jane (with no capitals). I want to live and and act on Jesus’ command in Mark to just have faith, but I fall short–like every five minutes–as I over-stretch into something far from what I’ve been created to be.
But, we’ll get to all that.
For now, I just want to introduce myself. It’s an answer to prayer that you’re here. Thanks so much for being here and for living into the answers.
-just evi jane