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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.

9 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.”

  6. October 25, 2014 10:17 am

    Miss Aubry,
    I missed you Friday. I hope all is well and it is simply the busyness of life that prevented your Friday Benediction.

    My prayer for you:
    May our Dad continue to show you the richness of His love towards you as He showers you with all spiritual blessings. May you be fruitful and productive in your knowledge of Him and be abundantly supplied as you are diligent to add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge and to knowledge temperance and to temperance patience and to patience godliness and to godliness brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness charity. As you abound in these you will be ever useful in His kingdom.
    When you meet discouragement, frustration or disillusionment, may you never loose sight of His marvelous light which has called you out of the Darkness and into the Light and even now lives within you, as He that began this good work in you will complete it! Our Dad is a master craftsman and His workmanship never ceases to amaze me.
    May the peace of knowing your worth in the eyes of our Daddy guard your heart and mind as you walk with our big brother Jesus.

    May our Father meet all your needs as you mother, wife and sister.

    • aubrygrace permalink*
      October 31, 2014 3:51 pm

      Thank you for this prayer, Jim. It meant so much. We are at a language acquisition training this month, so it has just been hectic! Thanks so much for checking in – I put this Friday’s benediction up with you in mind. :)

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