Today, I passed by someone I hardly know from the office next door in the parking lot. She said, “how are you today?” I said, “good thanks, and you?” She said, “I’m blessed, highly favored and deeply loved.” I said, “oh”. I got in my car and drove away feeling very uncomfortable. 

So. Awkward.

But why? Why am I uncomfortable with this young lady expressing her faith? Is it because I think that she thinks I’m not a Christ-follower? Is she trying to witness to me? Do I give off that impression? Do I not look or act Jesusy enough? HOW DO I EVEN RESPOND TO THAT?

Maybe the answer is a statement tee. Here’s a few options:

1. It says I mean business.

2. This says I’m fun but also appreciate acronyms.

3. I’m unclear as to what this even means. “Christ like swag” like I wear sandals a lot? I dunno. 

4. See, this one screams “real!”

Nah, forget it. I think I’ll stick to being me and let her do her. 


Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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