SCREAM-HUG-HI! (In that order)

Well, come.
Rest a bit.
Share your heart.
Consider yourself at home; just as you are.

Have you ever read Tuesdays with Morrie? It's one of my hands-down favorite books, about a sweet soul who spends his final hours listening to people. Basically that’s my heartbeat; to write and speak and encourage with listening in mind. Listening to the Father, listening to my inner thoughts and questions, and listening to others, and then sharing how I’m most alive in hopes to encourage you to live alive as your truest self.

To live alive in the messy.
To live alive, even when scared.
To live alive in the unplanned moments, relationships, marriages, or parenting crazy kiddos.
To live alive designing, reading, resting, eating and antiquing.

I am most alive in nature; where there’s green and space and wildflowers and country and down-to-earth people.  I get inspired by creativity, music, designing, and baking. Bryan and I have been married 14 years and have two boys, Tanner and Ty, who are the coolest kids on the planet. I may tell them I want to eat them on a daily basis. In a non-creepy way, of course.

A year ago our family intentionally stepped out of 15+ years of church ministry to simply love people and be the church, without receiving a paycheck from one. We quit jobs, packed our beach cottage, sold a car, and trekked from CA to TN on a trusting scared journey. 

I’m passionate about everything. Life. People. Those mascarpone, blueberry compote bonuts from Biscuit Love. I’m really passionate about shaking up the status quo and may be known to push buttons. I’m passionate about stepping outside of my comfort zones and paving new paths. I find myself asking, What if I did this different? on a daily basis. Turns out this can be anything.

I’m passionate (like stand on a chair and preach passionate) about claiming my voice and encouraging you to as well, indulging in soul care, and caring without carrying. I’m passionate about living congruently so that my insides match my outsides.

I’m most passionate about bridging the gap between faith and real life by cutting out all the Christianese and asking, When the shit hits the fan, how is Jesus real? Let’s talk about that.

This is my constant quest.

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My debut book, Choosing Real: An Invitation to Celebrate When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned led to Choosing REAL, a 7 Day Devotional on the YouVersion Bible App in English and Spanish.

I love connecting with women, whether in small groups or large conferences, as if you were sitting on my couch and catching up as old friends. Writing and creative coaching is my jam.

After moving to TN, I felt stirred to start Pasture, inspired by Psalm 23, a monthly gathering for local women to find community, connection, and curated soul care experiences. 

I’m also currently enrolled in a program to become a Spiritual Director, which really is a just a fancy name for Soul Care Co-Journeyer. 

If you’re looking for vulnerability, down with talking about hard things, open to shaking up the status quo, and choosing to see genuine beauty every.single.day, consider yourself invited, friend. You are more than welcome here!

xo, Bekah Jane

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, ”Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” - Revelation 21:5