A bit of who I am
I’m Jordan. Midwest born and raised, living in France.
I have a passion to see restoration take place – in individuals, in relationships, in the broader culture, and throughout creation. I call myself a Christ follower, and work to live a life centered on the teachings and life of Christ, despite my broken and imperfect abilities.
This blog is a space for me to process life in a handful of areas. I am a theologian in process, and will share some of the things I’m processing here. I will occasionally share about my health journey, as I live with a chronic, lifelong illness. And I’ll throw in some fun stuff in here too.
I try to approach life with the attitude that I don’t have it figured out. That I don’t really know what I’m doing. Do any of us? I do, however, have grace in and for the process, both in myself and in others.
Other random bits about me:
- I love dogs. An obscene amount. As in: if I could move to the mountains and have half a dozen dogs, and spend my days caring for them without seeing another human soul for weeks on end, I would be in my happy place. They calm me, they make me laugh, and they’re just the best. I guess cats are fine too.
- I love cheese. I grew up in Wisconsin – America’s diary land. I moved to France – arguably the best place for cheese in all of Europe (there are around 1500 distinct types of cheese in France!!).
- I’m an artist in my spare time, though this ebbs and flows. I mainly paint in watercolor or draw, though there isn’t a medium I’m not excited to try. Photography, oil paints, acrylic, linocut & block printing, sculpture, digital art…I could go on. I very nearly went to a well respected art school (however the cost of private American higher education was the thing that prevented that from happening. It was good in the end. A story for another day).
- I have dreams of helping restore art… but I think other threads pulling me through life are stronger, so may never get there.