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Katie is a freedom scribe, penning her Jesus love story through relationships, reading, writing, and painting.

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  1. Katie,
    I have always thought of myself as a salmon swimming upstream. All the rest of the world is swimming the other way and it takes perseverance and tenacity to go against the flow. My prayer is for the next generation that so easily gets sucked into their culture being everything. I pray for young people, like your daughter, that they will embrace their awkwardness and let God lead them into the awesomeness He has in store. Thought provoking post this am!
    Blessings,
    Bev

    • Thank you so much Bev! I am learning that swimming upstream is my jam; I can’t but GOD can! Going against the grain is God’s gait! Have a wonderful night!

    • Thank you so much for the encouragement! I #amwriting for HIS Glory! GoGod

    • I think klutzy is graceful to God, and HE loves it when we are all over HIS toes dancing, means we are close:)

  2. “Leaning into awkwardness can lead to our best life.” Good stuff Katie!!! Thanks for reminding me that awkward can become awesome if I let go, let God lead and lean into the light.

    • The more I think about it, I don’t believe we have to lean to far, considering HE leaned into us first! That blows me away, that love came down and delights to be seen with me:) Thank you so much for your encouragement! GoGod

  3. Great article!! I love when we can see the faithfulness of God and the realness of Him in our kids or those around us!

    • God’s faithfulness never ceases to wow me, like the best fireworks display evan! Light light light up the sky!!! Thank you so much!

  4. Amen! Thank you! Yes it does feel strange sometimes when we do what God is leading but what amazing results!!!

    • I know right! When I look at God’s love story rarely to do I see stories that make perfect sense to human understanding. I see marching around walls with trumpets, sling shots, rocks and giants, pregnant virgins and RESURRECTION! God never called us to “normal” now did HE:) I am so glad!!! Thank you so much!

  5. Let’s learn to embrace the sometimes awkward leading of the Spirit. I like that! He surely does nudge you out there. I think its commendable you daughter wants to be baptized. And I agree with Bev about swimming upstream, I feel like I’m on The Poseidon, ( the old movie ), and saying to the passengers, ” You’re going the wrong way. “

    • Thank you so much new friend! Swimming upstream is my jam:) Going against the grain is God’s gait!!

  6. Thank you so much to everyone who is joining the conversation. The gift of “me too” is just another way God shows us that we are all #bettertogether. A community embracing awkward is just down right fun! GoGod

  7. Katie this is what I’m talking about! Awkward is the old & new Christian normal. Thank you for reminding us that we’re simply in this world not of it. This makes my heart smile & fills my Jesus cup all the way up. Sis you are the officially the Jesus juice I’m currently sipping! We need the gift that’s inside of you please keep writing.

  8. When I feel awkward, I’m thinking about how I look. And, once again, it really isn’t all about me. It’s about being Jesus with skin on. And, good golly, Miss Molly, Jesus didn’t care one tiny bit about how He looked to others. So, let’s go with our awkward! xoxox #500words

  9. What a beautiful picture of a mom supporting her daughter gently toeing the line of awkward herself… She is blessed to have you.

  10. Katie,
    In my life I have had several nudges or “ought to s”. Each time I respond I get a blessing. Never have I swam with the crowd. Life was done my way and frankly I didn’t care. God made me this way and I like it! It wasn’t always easy. This next generation needs our prayers. We need to raise up a Godly generation of praying people!

    Blessings 🙂

  11. I think sometimes we DO wear a bullseye! I know I always felt awkward when I feel the nudge of the Holy Spirit to pray with someone or to talk to someone about Christ. What if I don’t pray good enough? What if they think I’m weird? The list goes on and on. But one thing I have learned is that I have never ever regretted pushing through the awkward. I have never ever regretted stepping out of my comfort zone and following His will. It’s when we step out of our comfort zone that we REALLY see our Father at work! Love this and so proud of Virginia for following the nudge of the Holy Spirit and overcoming the awkward!

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  12. I think sometimes we DO wear a bullseye! I know I always felt awkward when I feel the nudge of the Holy Spirit to pray with someone or to talk to someone about Christ. What if I don’t pray good enough? What if they think I’m weird? The list goes on and on. But one thing I have learned is that I have never ever regretted pushing through the awkward. I have never ever regretted stepping out of my comfort zone and following His will. It’s when we step out of our comfort zone that we REALLY see our Father at work! Love this and so proud of Virginia for following the nudge of the Holy Spirit and overcoming the awkward!