WE BELIEVE that being wonderfully odd means becoming an anomaly in today’s society.
The word anomaly is a noun. It means “something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.” This is our calling from the moment we are born. We were designed to be one of a kind. To serve our creator in a way that nobody else can. Though we are numerous as the grains of sand along the shore, we are as unique as every snowflake that falls from the sky.
So join us in becoming wonderfully odd — an anomaly! Live that special, distinct, and remarkable life that you were created to live.
♥ Ashley ♥
Who am I? Hi! My name is Ashley. I am a senior in high school this year. I have been so blessed with the opportunity to have a Christian education through the avenue of home-schooling, which I have been doing since the second grade. And before you ask — no, all my school is not homework, and yes, I do have friends. I am so grateful that in a world with such turmoil and ungodliness I have the opportunity to learn the things I need to know in a Christian environment. I am blessed with wonderful parents and a beautiful sister who is only 18 months younger than me. My dad is a pastor of a local church and chaplain at a local hospital. My mom has done many different jobs, but now chooses to stay home and home-school my sister and me as well as being a full-time pastor’s wife. I am not sure what the future holds for me, but right now my tentative plan is to study foreign missions and then possibly go for my nursing degree a little later on. I am doing my best to keep myself open to God’s will in my life. I would much rather be doing His will than my dream.
What do I like to do? I am my happiest in the kitchen these days, seeing what new recipe I can whip up. But I also love music and children. Also, I LOVE cheesecake. I am not a very exciting person and I really don’t have a lot of hobbies. I am definitely very fond of my little friend called my comfort zone, but I am definitely doing better about busting out of it more frequently. One thing most people don’t know about me is that I love to wash dishes and any other form of house work (except dusting, bleh). However I extremely dislike yard work. Weird, I know. One of my biggest passions, however is writing, and that’s why I agreed to be apart of this blog. I am passionate about seeing young ladies find God’s will for their life and not wait until they are older to start living that out.
Favorite Verse: “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou has been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy” (Psalm 61:2-3).
♥ Becca ♥
My mom always told me the best way to make new friends is just to say, “Hi!” and introduce yourself. And I truly hope all of you will be my friends! So here goes…
Hello! My name is Rebecca, but most people just call me Becca. Except my Grandpa who calls me “Willis”… Long story…
Who am I? I’m just a busy teenager trying to live life to its fullest! I have lived in four different states! My family were missionaries for a short time to the country of Haiti, but I am a born and raised Hoosier. We lived in the beautiful state of North Carolina for a few years, but now my family resides in freezing but fabulous Michigan. We have moved a lot because of following God’s call of ministry and I have had the opportunity of watching my parents be in many different ministry roles. I know God has called me to serve Him in full-time ministry someday, but for now I am working hard to get an education and doing whatever I can to share the Gospel with others.
What do I enjoy? Well, I love to create! Especially when it comes to writing and crafting. My glue gun is my go-to tool! Some of my favorite creations have been furniture and decor that I DIY’ed, scrapbooks about some amazing adventures, and a short story titled “Don’t Quit” that took first place at ACE Carolina Regional Student Convention.
Why am I doing this? I am participating in this blog for several reasons, but the first and foremost is to glorify and honor Jesus while helping others grow in Him. I tend to spend a lot of time talking to friends about life. Sometimes that means crying and praying with a friend over a situation they just don’t understand. Other times, it’s laughing with a friend at 3 a.m. with ice cream and a chick-flick.
The more that these times occurred, the more I noticed this particular commonality. It was the simple fact that my friends and I were exchanging and providing advice, council and promises of prayer. I began to think, “What if we could create a community where Christian girls from all over could help and support each other?” (I’ve heard that the devil’s greatest tool is isolation.) What if we had a place that celebrated both our differences and similarities in Christ? I made some phone calls and soon Ashley and Hannah were on board. Together we have created Wonderfully Odd!
Favorite verse: My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” God has used this verse over and over in my life to remind me that I don’t need to understand everything. I just need to understand that God has everything under control.
It was great to have you stop by! I hope we can be friends!
♥ Hannah ♥
Who am I? My name is Hannah. I am a ukulele enthusiast, smoothie connoisseur, and college student who is hopelessly in love with the art of storytelling. But above all else, I am a young woman who wants to reflect her Creator and pursue the wonderfully odd purpose that He has for her life.
What do I enjoy? There are so many things that I love to do, but I’ll be nice and give you all the condensed version. Music, writing, and acting are some of my main pursuits. I’m also a musical, history, Shakespeare, and movie nerd as well as a girl who absolutely loves a good game of volleyball.
Why am I doing this? One reason why I decided to join the Wonderfully Odd crew is because I see a massive treasure chest of unlocked potential in the women of this generation. I want to encourage these ladies to fearlessly live out the story God is writing for them.
Favorite verse: There are far too many to narrow down, but one that I always seem to keep coming back to is Job 23:10. “But He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” This particular verse has helped me to remember that through both the good times and bad, God’s purpose is for us to come out better than we were before.