following and still learning to follow, and serve Jesus. also an attempt at honest reflection in spiritual formation.
This is what, I Am Jonah is generally about. My name is not Jonah, though; it is Blessing.
I made the decision to be a Christian or Christ follower before my teens. Over the decades, my faith and how it’s shaped my life and worldview have evolved, and continue to.
I’ve discovered that being vulnerable has led to a more authentic experience in my faith, and life in general. I know the previous sentence is loaded, and it’s one of the reasons for this blog––unpacking that.
It’s amazing how long it took me to embrace being vulnerable with God, myself and my faith community in my journey. Learning that God isn’t surprised but actually welcomes my honesty and vulnerability has been liberating. Of course, it is something I’ve known and been taught over the years, but I’m talking about experiential knowledge.
I use what I / we know from the story of Jonah, in the Bible, as a reflective tool. I can in some ways identify with Jonah–his relationship with God and his assignments. One of the reasons “I Am Jonah”. Assumptions are sometimes made, but that’s another story.
I started with blog many years ago and this is a reboot. I have other platforms and another blog. But, it is here I grapple with my spirituality in a lived, real, everyday sense. From time to time, I might also ruminate through the lens of my formal theology studies.
I am also editor of ChurchMag and host The ChurchMag Podcast