I question my belief that we can be friends here.  You and me, here.  But still, I keep coming back to the fact that I think we can.  It’s not the same as sharing a latte in person, but it is something.  When I type, I feel like I am talking with you. I get excited about you and your journey, I laugh out loud when I type something funny and I feel like I can hear you laughing too.

I’m Abi and I try to be honest.  Honesty done right is a breath of fresh air, isn’t it?  My favorite people are the ones who somehow speak honestly…and it’s not a bummer.  Do you know what I mean?!?!  I can’t resist honest people who are also hungry for truth.  Truth sets us free…truth doesn’t  hide from the funk but it doesn’t let us stay in the funk either.  And the people who are able to speak with honesty and still land in truth… well, I want to run with them.

I love the moments in life that un-stick us and lift our eyes enough to move us forward.  And sometimes in the life of faith, we need to pause and pull the covers up on the sticking points.  Exposing the gritty moments in walking out faith can be messy…but it can also be the thing that allows us to move through the grit.

My husband is Zion….like Lion.  He is a champion, the one who makes me laugh, a person who speaks bravery into me, a man I respect and the guy I have loved since nearly the first night we were around each other as BABIES….17 and 18 years old!  We have two little boys and they are a joy to know and love.

I love loving things.  My top thing to love is, undoubtedly, a coffee shop with good lattes…or my latest kick, cortados.  Same amount of espresso, but with less frothed milk: fiesty!

You know that thing you do that makes you feel like you’re really clicking along?  Maybe you get to do it everyday.  Maybe it’s something you get to do every once in a while.  Maybe it only lives in your dreams.  The combination of knowing Jesus, living life with my three men and being right here with you…grabbing onto the pieces of truth that move us from stuck to foward going again…that’s my thing.

Yes, let’s be friends here.