Hello! About My Blog

Robbi James is my heart name! The gifts I have to offer of writing and mentoring come from a life time of adventure, living and traveling around the world and hanging out with university students.

 The title of this blog, Adventurous Obedience, is a reflection of the person I become when centered on the adventure and redemption of following Christ. Steadfast resolve. Solid. Unmoving. Determined Obedience.

Jesus, with determined obedience, “set his face like a flint” and “emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant…he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death on a cross.” Phil 2:7-8. He was “pierced and crushed” so that Easter Sunday could bring reorder, peace, healing, wholeness, and redemption.

Another way of looking at the same idea is in the Japanese art form Kintsugi, a way of repairing cracked pottery with real gold, therefore, not only fixing the break, but greatly increasing its value. Through this restoration, brokenness becomes part of the story and beauty of the piece. I challenge you to invest in filling the cracks with real gold, doing the transforming work of spiritual formation. I invite you into the story and the adventure and will provide some ideas and practices to help you along the way!

When, how­ev­er, we learn to lis­ten, our lives become obe­di­ent lives. The word obe­di­ent comes from the Latin word audire, which means ​“lis­ten­ing.” A spir­i­tu­al dis­ci­pline is nec­es­sary in order to move slow­ly from an absurd to an obe­di­ent life, from a life filled with noisy wor­ries to a life in which there is some free inner space where we can lis­ten to our God and fol­low his guid­ance. Henri Nouwen, Making All Things New.

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