Hi. My name is Michelle.
I was born and raised in the ‘Dirty South’ of the United States, where sweet tea is queen and everyone has a flannel, a favorite BBQ joint, and a Bible- including me.
Like every child who grows up, I left the nest with wild dreams, plans, and ambitions all on the playground of the college scene. I was winning at the game of the American Girl Dream, but then something happened. Someone came in and wrecked my life. His name is Jesus.
It is through the lives of others who shared the love of Christ with me that I decided to deviate from the ‘American Dream’ to follow Him down a less travelled path. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I followed Jesus across the world and back again. I followed Him through disappointments and tragedies, trials and victories, battles and wounds. None of it was planned. Especially the wounds. He has taken my life on a dangerous scenic route that at times seems pointless, rambling. But it is through this that the Rambling Road was born. I began writing to chronicle the lessons I’ve learned walking with Christ; I continued because He’s teaching me unimaginable things on a much less travelled road. He’s giving me raw treasures of darkness.
If you’ve stumbled upon this, I hope you find this to be an honest rambling of life’s wounds and one 20-something’s discovery of how to follow Christ into the redemption of all things dark and terrible. It’s not pretty, but it’s honest. And I pray that the experiences and words He gives me lights the darkened corridors of your life, and brings hope to weary souls.