Hola! I am Autumn Rebecca, the mind behind this blog.
I am an Earl Grey indulger, word enthusiast, and Jesus lover. I also belong to the personality types INFJ and Enneagram 1, which means I’m an introvert at heart, an overthinker, and a perfectionist. Whew! What a combo.
Thankfully, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savoir at around 7 years old. How else would I survive my overcomplicated view of this crazy world?
Despite learning at an early age that stealing is wrong, I was the kid who hid under a bed eating my sister’s church candy. Apparently, the fact that it came from church made no difference to my young sugar-loving self.
As time went by, my juvenile sins were eventually replaced with older people problems. Temptation, lust, disobedience, misplaced values, and a miserable perspective of body image.
Let’s fast forward a little.
I eventually felt the call to help others slay the beasts of this world—the beasts I had overcome with God’s help. He called me to take a step out of my comfort zone and use my love of words for a greater cause. It was time to introduce hope and light to hurting, confused souls.
“Yeah, no. I’m not good enough for that,” I confessed. But that didn’t stop God from constantly tugging on my heart. “Come. Follow Me.”
No matter how many tantrums I threw, I always ended up following through with the next step of God’s plan.
Ever since the first blog post, He has been showing me that my mistakes are why He chose me for this task. He has shown me His love and grace through all of my imperfections. He has shone a light on me in the darkest times of my life.
My mistakes tore me apart. They taught me to be a self-glorifier. They brainwashed me.
But God poured His love on me and built me up again. And again. Just in case you missed it… And again.
He gave me a friend when I needed one.
He showed me that I have a family for a reason.
When I accepted the love He was pouring on me, the outreach started.
By the grace of God, I can sit here at my computer and write heart-to-heart blog posts that guide you towards God-glorifying things rather than self-glorifying ones.
I don’t write because I’m perfect. (For goodness gracious, half of my days are spent on me feeling like a failure or hypocrite.) I write because God called me to boldly proclaim His magnificence through my imperfections. Even through the imperfections I don’t want anybody to see.
What is This Blog All About?
My goal with this blog isn’t to boast about anything but to come alongside you as a friend. To tell you harsh truths I’ve learned from experience (and other people’s experience) in a loving way.
I want us to be able to grieve our imperfections together and then look for the sunshine. I want us to talk about life, how to love people that cross our paths, and which books teach us something about hope and/or our Savior.
Living a Life That Glorifies God
No matter what we are doing, our goal should be to glorify God. In the big things and the little things. Through my blog, I can walk beside you, pointing out the sunshine (despite the haze) and reveal how you can grow your relationship with God.
Lastly, let’s talk books for a second.
Books can take us all throughout the world and introduce us to emotions we have never felt before. They can shine light into the darkest parts of our souls, inviting us to heal.
But not all books have this certain light about them. Even some so-called Christian books lack it. Unfortunately, this leaves us scrambling to find books that are worth our time.
Because of this, I have made it my goal to read books for you. You should be able to pick up a book without the fear of profanity or sex scenes. Or at least be warned that the book has some questionable content sprinkled throughout its pages.
In my cozy book corner, you can rest assured that all the books I recommend are free of:
- Sex/erotic scenes
- Comments that downgrade God in any way (unless the truth is found)
If there is questionable content in a book, but I still feel like the story has a profound message, I will include that information in my review. Whether you read the book or not is up to you, but please make sure to consider the things I have addressed.
Nonfiction book reviews are based on their clarity and beliefs. If I notice that a nonfiction book goes against the Bible, I cannot recommend it.
Wanna Know The Backstory of the Blog’s Name?
The name of my website is way more than just a name to me. Before I created this blog, I wrote a song that talked about life’s burdens… How sorrows and fears can be so deep that it feels nearly impossible to breathe.
The song went on to share how God’s glorious light breaks through and shines through the haze. While it boasted horribly written lyrics, it made a great name (and foundation) for a blog!