Who we are is infinitely greater than what we do, what we have, who we Love, how we vote…
Heart in Formation is a place to lose labels, dump religion, and hopefully find gems (or just glitter) along the way to understanding/touching our own identity and divinity better. My heart is to expose a misunderstood, and I think often misrepresented God. Point to Light, Love. If we understand the “I Am” better, maybe we understand the “We Are” better. Might we all be one great, big, wild family in progress? Might there be a God, and might that God be Love and might we all be destined for and covered by both outrageous love and unfathomable freedom.
It’s all going to be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the End.
I’m Jasmine, people-passionate, rainbow-spotting, wall-breaking hopeful, self-proclaimed “recovering Pharisee” (you can be crazy about God, the Bible, and totally miss *His Heart??! Yes.). I’m a Drum& Bass lover, passionate about social justice, #NeverAgain, #NoH8 and anywhere where there is pain or injustice, but am most active on the fight against sexual abuse of children/youth. 1 in 3 –boys and girls– experience some form, yet when did you hear about prevention at schools, sport clubs, from the gvt, etc?
Great info + free online workshop to help protect children in your life available here. (Little Warriors website)
*And I use He and His as simple pronouns for God, but fully recognize God with male and female ‘identity,’ (for lack of a better word). I believe this is evidenced throughout the bible but most blatantly through humanity. If you want to ponder more, check this 2-pt post, “Transgender God” here.
Art Credit: “Let Your Light Shine” designed by Kira S. & me. Please ref Heart in Formation if you use it. ❤
The story of @JeromeElam completely changed my life and got activated on CSA (child sexual abuse). I wrote The Ax at the Root–Why I Cut Down my Grapevine–or, why the whole world should end if just one child suffers, in response.
To any who was ever abused in any way, I am your fierce ally.
If you take nothing else away from this topic, let it be:
1. ~95% of offenders are known to the children/trusted adults.
2. ~95% of this abuse is never reported
3. If a child discloses this abuse, in +95% of the cases it is TRUE. It is a Myth (or intentional perversion of justice) that children are lying.
Your prayers are needed in the fight, Connect on Twitter @JasNotes, or via email at jasmine.jasnotes[at]gmail.com if you would like a prayer sheet. ❤