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Who is Aubry?

Photo credit: Joseph Taub

Photo credit: Joseph Taub

Welcome! I’m Aubry, and I’m really glad you’re here. I’m a rural Arkansas transplant living in urban Dallas (so basically: I wear shoes now). I graduated from Ouachita (WASH-uh-tah) Baptist University with degrees in Biology and Christian Studies. I’m married to Brady, and I spend my days wrangling my three kids: Breckon (5), Kian (3), and Eden (1). We’ve taken our traveling circus all over this country in pursuit of jobs, seminary, and ministry, and now we’re preparing to move overseas in December 2014.

Why “Life, Liturgy, and the Pursuit of Jesus?”

The writings you’ll find here are all about those three things. I’m a follower of Jesus, and I’m passionate about the Church moving past complacency and doctrinal in-fighting and uniting for the Mission of God in this world. I want us to flee the stale replicas of Christianity and run full-force into a dynamic, with-God life. I’m a recovering fighter and know-it-all, and weary of church life that looks nothing like Jesus. I hope you see Him here. All I know anymore is to run to Jesus.

As for liturgy, I grew up mostly in Southern Baptist circles, where “ritual” meant “Pharisee.” I always felt like a closet liturgical: I find freedom and grounding in rituals; I understand my own story better when I embed it within the story of the Church cycles of Advent and Lent; reading the prayers of others helped me find the words to pray. My mentors have been good books, and I often review them here so you can benefit from them, too.

I’m honored that you’re here, and hope you’ll join in the conversation as we figure this Jesus-life out. God’s grace is abundant and everywhere, and I think we can find it together.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Tim permalink
    May 7, 2012 10:36 am

    “God’s grace is abundant and everywhere”

    One of the best lines I’ve ever read on a blog.


  2. Megan permalink
    July 17, 2012 3:13 pm

    Aubry, I really appreciate your blog, so I’ve nominated it for the One Lovely Blog Award! If you are interested in the details, you can find them here:

  3. December 18, 2012 9:31 am

    Wow, I’ve read your blog for almost 2 years now and just now realized that you were from Arkansas and attended OBU. I lived in Arkansas many years for college, attending at SAU in Magnolia but I made many trips your way after I was out of college. Some were to see my brother at “that other college” (across from OBU), some to see my friends in Hot Springs. I know you don’t still live there and are moving overseas, but how amazingly tiny the universe can seem sometimes!!!

  4. Debra permalink
    August 30, 2013 8:30 am

    Hello, Aubry. Just found your blog and signed up for updates. I am looking forward to reading them all. Debbie Overbey from your high school

  5. Gee Cook permalink
    September 14, 2013 12:17 am

    “It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ Jesus”(Philippians 3:12).

    If only we as Christians could ever understand this one verse. We all are at different stages of our walk and one is no greater than the other. “And the greatest of these is Love.”

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