Who we are is infinitely greater than what we do, what we have, who we Love, or 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 and touching our own identity/divinity.
My heart is to encourage, point to love and, hopefully, expose a misunderstood, and I think often misrepresented God. And if there is a God, and if that God is Love, maybe we are just one big, wild, broken but beautiful family in progress, destined for and covered by outrageous love.
Everything’s going to be OK in the end.
If it’s not OK, it’s not the End.
A bit about me:
Want to get coffee? I’m Jasmine, people-passionate, rainbow-spotting, youth advocate, Drum& Bass lover, fun promoter. Also a self-proclaimed “recovering Pharisee” –that is, you can be crazy about God and the Bible, but totally miss *His Heart. I believe in social justice, #NeverAgain, #NoH8 and most active in the fight against the sexual abuse of children and youth. 1 in 3 kids– boys+girls experience some form of it, but did you ever hear it talked about in your kids schools, sport clubs, scouts, church groups?
Great info + free online workshop “Prevent It – Taking Action to S.T.O.P. Child Sexual Abuse available from Little Warriors here.
*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 my 2-pt post, “Transgender God” here.
The story of Jerome Elam about sexual abuse by his stepfather, and subsequent exploitation in his community literally changed my life. Read it here.
I wrote this in response, basically how the world can end if just one child suffers.
But my heart was also touched for those who may be involved in the abuse, this Open Letter was the response. Please share it widely because we don’t know how many people in our own social circles are stuck in this darkness–but God’s Love is deeper than our worst mess.
-“Let Your Light Shine” Rainbow graphic, designed by Kira S. & me. Please let me know if you use it. ❤
-Homepage Video: Amazing work by Andrey green, for the song “The Best of Times?” by Garden City Movement.