Hey There! I'm Madi, and I'm so glad that you're here.
She Laughs Without Fear started in 2014 in my college dorm room, and I didn't think I would faithfully blog for this long. Originally it was called Engaging Culture, and it was a place where I could write and think through all that I was learning about Jesus, the Bible, culture, and life as a new Christian and to share it with others. It was in 2015 that this blog grew into She Laughs Without Fear.
One thing you should know about me is that I love laughter, especially the kind that leaves you in tears because you're laughing so hard. When it came time to settle on a name for this blog, a Proverb came to mind:
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
This verse from Proverbs comes from the well known Proverbs 31. In its original language, it's an acrostic that a mother shared with her son, a king, to help him to discern what sort of woman he should marry. There are several qualities that this mother tells her son to look for in a wife, but all of these qualities culminate into one: this woman should fear the Lord.
The woman that this mother describes is able to laugh without fear of the future, because ultimately she fears the Lord. This fear is not a terror fear, but rather a sense of awe and wonder and reverence. This fear of the Lord allows her to not be fearful about other things and to laugh without fear. I want to be that woman.
Here's the thing, I love to laugh, but I'm not always fearless, and I'm learning how to fear the Lord. But I want to be like the woman described. I want to know, love, and trust God more and more and laugh without fear of the future.
And maybe you want that too.
I'm passionate about helping people to love and know God and to have a deep and abiding relationship with him. I want people to see how God is at work in their lives and in the world and how there are glimpses of his grace and love all over creation. So I'm welcoming you to join me on this journey. We're in this together, friend! I hope that as I share what I'm learning and how I'm growing in my relationship with God, that it would encourage you in your relationship with Him as well.
Let's journey together and look for glimpses of his grace.