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Welcome to The Reluctant Sojourner

I’m a wanderer, a nomad, tied to no place in particular, but I am not lost.

I am a sojourner on my journey home.

When God called Abraham out he met him with a promise, Abram would be the father of many, a blessing to nations. He had no specific calling, no earthly means to complete what God said would be done. But still he followed.

I’m as perfect as Abraham. I count the stars and think of the promises. I look at the stability of others and realize I don’t know what the tomorrows hold—will this be the last place I pitch my tent? When will the dreams and the plans unfold? When will this life stop being a journey and be the arrival, the place of the happening?

I don’t know if it will ever be.

I long for home. A place to call my own and dig roots down deep. But I sojourn.

Again and again I sojourn.  

This world offers so much…it tempts with its treasures, and it lacks…my heart is broken and it calls for home. I walk with a reluctance that wades from this world to the next.

This journey is as much yours as it is mine.

We’re all on a journey home, whether our physical address reflects that or not. We each have a story, a place the Lord is calling us to. Each a promise to be accomplished in Him. We may not know what and it’s not always easy, but a life of faith is lived one day at a time and I am a reluctant sojourner.

Will you join me? Share your reluctance, your path? Where are you setting up your tent these days?

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Perhaps you have a few questions?

Why The Reluctant Sojourner?

I had been twirling the idea for The Reluctant Sojourner in my head for awhile, when at Relevant ’11 (now Allume) I finally paid attention to what makes me tear up. But to be honest, there are days I long for the completion of all things and the home where Jesus reigns and then there are days when I give into the things of this world. I flounder in my reluctance between both worlds.

What happened to Reflections of a Princess?

After 6 years of blogging at Reflections, it’s time to move on. I learned a lot about myself blogging there and it is definitely part of my journey, but I feel The Reluctant Sojourner encompasses more of who I am and where I’m headed.

How will this blog be different from the last? 

Like I said, Sojourner (as I affectionately call it) encompasses a bit more of who I am. It’ll focus on the spiritual journey of not knowing what’s next, but still living in the everyday with purpose, but it will also give me a chance (and you) to let my creative side breathe a bit more…to share what inspires me.

I’ll share my heart to right wrongs and my passion for the written word, and my oh-so elusive goal to live life simply. One day, right?

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7 comments

  1. Jessica–this, this, right here fills me. To see you finding your own voice, your own journey. The picture, the story you set before me as Abram wondered if he would ever find the place in which God had promised. And so much of life is like that, isn’t it? We wonder if any of this is making a difference, from the late night wakings to little notes of encouragements to writing on a blog. I’ve been pondering this a lot lately. I look forward to walking this journey with you friend.

    kamille

  2. I love your heart! I am blessed to know you and I am excited to join you in this journey. Aren’t we all just on our way, walking Home? I love this site, it is a breath of fresh air!!! Excited about your future here.

  3. Your blog inspires me to pursue my own dreams. I’m excited to hear how the Lord is working in your life and am looking forward to joining you on your journey.

  4. Jessica, I LOVE your new site. It’s beautiful…and your “why” behind reluctant sojourner? So perfect and it describes the cries of a heart longing for Him. It blessed me to read this. I pray I get to meet you in real life one day….so much of what you said….my heart understands and my head is nodding. What a journey it is! This brings me a breath of fresh air. Love it. You are inspiring, my friend. So blessed to journey alongside you!!

    Love,
    ashlie

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