So what is Uncommon Grace? Well it’s kind of like me… on the internet! It’s a lifestyle blog where I talk a lot about Jesus, my life with Jesus, and Jesus happening in other peoples’ lives!
How Did You Get Started?
I was spending time with God one night and the desire to start a blog came over me right there in my room in St. Paul, MN. So I did… and that night started my first post which was June 9, 2015 ( I had to go back to find out the actual day haha).
During that time, I just finished my sophomore year of college, and I was two feet deep into the radical journey God was beginning to take me on since I gave my life to Him in the beginning of March 2015. Despite having pondered the idea of starting a blog when I was a sophomore in high school, I soon let that idea go and actually began to profess that I hated writing in the years to come. It wasn’t my strongest subject in school, but God had other plans for the writing gift He put in me!
My husband, on our first date showed me his website that he had been operating for a little over a year at the time. A photography and writing website that showcases people of color doing great things, with a mission to impact the narrative about people of color in the media. Uncommon Duq is the name, turning what has been deemed as an uncommon duck or ugly duckling into a beautiful masterpiece through writing, storytelling, and images. Influencing what we think when we think of beauty, people of color, and more.
Shortly after we started courting the Lord revealed to me in a dream that the work He started in me would become the female version of the work Reggie was doing, to reach the woman population. The woman population as in the Bride of Christ… as in the Church. In prayer He gave me the female counterpart name of Uncommon Grace!
When I started this blog, in 2015, I had no idea that it would become what it is today: a WHOLE lifestyle blog with a WHOLE vision, mission and with podcasts and stuff!!!!! Wow God is good, and His plans for your life are truly above what you could have ever thought of on your own. So what is the mission of the blog?
Uncommon Grace is a blog where God has given me the mission to inspire women to look for and see the Kingdom in their everyday lives! This is a narrative about the Kingdom of God through writing, storytelling, and authentic imagery. I talk about my life, and I talk about the testimonies happening in other’s lives. I want to show how God is moving, and what that can look like that could be different than what we may be used to.
Tour of the Site
To help you navigate the site, I wanted to give you a little tour:
- Learn more about me and my personal testimony here.
- For exhortation and encouragement through the happenings in my every day life, check out the Kingdom Life tab.
- To read about courtship, marriage, and being a Christian mom check out the Marriage and Motherhood pages under the Family tab!
- Lastly checkout the the Uncommon Grace podcast on the Podcast tab! On the show I sit down with others to talk about the testimonies happening around us, and I occasionally will do a solo-cast! Check it out!
Help me out, and subscribe to the blog so I know who’s with me! Let’s go on a journey toward discovering what the Kingdom of God is about! Subscribe at the bottom of this page!