Who is Aubry?
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.