i found @mockingbirdnyc in my first couple years of Bible college. i found mockingbird feeling overwhelmed & frustrated in my faith, feeling "not good enough" or "inadequate" in how i measured up as a Christian. i didn't think like the Christian culture around me, wasn't interested in the same things, & felt as though i thought in a different language than those around me. i wasn't even sure of how to articulate the things i was thinking & feeling with the things i saw around me in the world.
then i found mockingbird. i felt understood. i felt relief. as i read more & more posts on the blog, the more understood & unburdened i felt, like hearing a song for the first time that put words to all my abstract emotions in my soul.
last year, i made my first journey to NYC for the mockingbird conference, not knowing a single person walking into this beautiful church. by the end of the conference, i felt connected & tangibly understood by the people i had met. mockingbird, time & time again, has been a breath of fresh air, an unburdening relief, & a reminder of the beauty of grace.
no words can articulate my thankfulness for this ministry & for the grace constantly proclaimed through mockingbird. this weekend has been an incredible one; praise God from whom all blessings flow.