I am a Christian first and foremost, but also a military wife. Having lived in 15 houses in 22 years, across three continents, I have been left feeling somewhat dislocated, I’m sure I have some psychological issues from all the changes! I rarely feel displaced though – God has always sent us to the right place at the right time.
My family and I have been involved with many different churches during our moves. We’ve enjoyed and been challenged by worshipping with the Episcopal, Reformed and Southern Baptists in the USA. We attended an International church in Kathmandu and when in England we go to a Pioneer congregation and have also attended Anglican and Assembly of God churches.
I’ve called the blog Dislocated Christians because it seems to me that there are a large number of Christians who feel that they don’t fit in with the world. As much as we try to be obedient, we are never completely certain that we are doing what God wants us to. I know there are many like me who look at the suffering in the world and wonder where God is. This isn’t a sign of weak faith, if anything I trust that God is good and powerful to such an extent that I can’t reconcile those attributes with the pain I see around me.
I run a charity in Nepal that helps impoverished women, have set up and am involved with several anti-human trafficking organisations, work with refugees, teach English as a foreign language, am a Mum of two and when in the UK am active with the Labour party. I tap dance as well.
This blog aims to draw together everything I am interested in and am involved with, hopefully it will yield some sanity for me and be helpful to those who feel dislocated within global Christian culture as well.
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