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The Girl // Hi there! Ho there!  I'm Blair.  A nearly-thrirty-married-mother of two-Jesus lover.  I blog about my everyday life including motherhood, style, and faith.  I'm a speed talker.  A mumbler.  I write like I talk.  I don't care much about punctuation.  I have a fear of giant fish (not sharks, i'm talking giant nasty cat fish).  My husband is an artist.  I have a twin sister, call Nashville home, and work full-time as a middle school youth director.


The Blog //  In one form or another, this blog has existed since 2007.  My hope for this space is for it to be a place that I openly share me -- my life.  What I like, what I do, what I believe.  Through my blog I hope to build community: sharing in lives with others and encouraging each other to live an authentic life.  Sometimes pictures and few words, other times words at length.  A post here or there.

The Name //  I first heard the Mary Oliver poem, The Summer Day, in high school. The last line "What is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?" was a regular challenge to my classmates and me from my senior english teacher. It was a question that stirred my soul.

In the years since high school, this poetic line has gained meaning as it has been shaped by my understanding of the gospel. If you have read C.S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe (or seen the movie), you'll remember the line "He's not a tame lion." This line refers to Aslan, the character Lewis uses to represent Jesus in the fantasy world of Narnia.

The way God pursues us is the most precious gift I could receive, and the choice to follow him is a wild one. The more I mature in my faith the more I realize how big He is and how not in control I am. Following Jesus does not promise that life will always be easy. Hard times do and will come. Just with an untamed lion, you can't always predict what is next. But when I think back to the valleys of my life I can see how tenderly God held me and pulled me through. Some of the most precious times of my faith journey come from when God walked beside me through those times - displaying his great love for me.  And not only does He pursue and guide us through the valleys, but he delights to guide us to the mountain tops where we can experience His glory. He cries with us and He laughs with us - an ever present God.

God's love for us is anything but tame. His desire for our hearts is ferocious and wild, but oh! is it precious -- so very very precious.

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Contact & Disclaimer //  

All inquiries including press, partnerships, or personal correspondence can be sent to blair@wild-and-precious.com.  

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6 comments...:

  1. I'm a reformed vegetarian living in TN too! Yay for us!

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  2. The Summer Day is a really beautiful poem. I'd never read it before until now.
    Thanks for introducing it for me. You should include a copy of it here so your readers can appreciate it too. :)

    love from Blanks & Bliss

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  3. Love the title of your blog and the way you've shared how it incorporates into a life of following Christ. I first heard the poem in my freshman college English class, and the "what will you do with your one wild and precious life?" has always stuck with me as well! So happy to have found your blog!

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  4. Love your faith, style and posts :) With every word, no matter how sporadic... you make Jesus smile. I hope you continue to do that no matter how busy life might seem.

    Yours in Him!

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  5. Just found your blog:) love, LOVE! Cannot wait to follow and get to know you bette Blair! Love Katie

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  6. Your last paragraph in "The Blog" section nailed it for me! That's what I think most blogs should be about. Well, that's at least what I like to read about.

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