What I am.

I believe that our passage intends primarily to teach Christian witnesses of all times how, in ministering the gospel, Jesus’ representatives should think and speak of themselves. It is very important that Jesus’ disciples know who they are and who they are not, and how to say so. (If we are sure only of who we are not, we can suffer from an inferiority complex; if we are sure of who we are, a sense of superiority lurks.) But if we can know rather clearly both who we believe we are and who we are not — happy knowledge indeed. John the Baptist seems to have known both exactly…

-From Dale Bruner’s The Gospel of John: A Commentary, John chapter 1, verse 2, emphasis mine (62)

Today, I affirm my I Am’s:

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I am quick to mercy.

I am (sometimes) funny and (mostly) awkward.

I am a thinker.

I am an extrovert (though it might make me a better thinker/writer if I weren’t always hanging out with people).

I am a minister of the gospel.

I am a teacher.

I am a poet.

I am a (mostly) kind, silly, creative mother.

I am a learner.

I am a reader.

I am a TV lover (much to my chagrin).

I am a quoter of Little Women in daily life. (Limes, limes! It’s nothing but limes these days!)

I am a disorganized clutterer of Disorganized Brain. (And I mostly like it that way.)

I am a friend (who is slow to return emails and phone calls, but who loves just the same).

I am a wife who dances wild with her husband at weddings.


What about you? What are you?

Yesterday I listed what I am not.
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  • http://www.dsbutterfly.blogspot.com Nancy

    I am a reader of Mama: Monk who forgets to post what she is not, so is not so sure she can post what she is . . . other than a reader (and fan) of Mama: Monk! So, for today I will just stick with “I am,” and try to live into that.

  • Mark Allman

    I am compassionate
    I am an outside the box thinker
    I am passionate
    I am adjunct teacher
    I am a linchpin
    I am someone who saves quotes
    I am a football fan
    I am an engineer
    I am a full time reader
    I am an encourager
    I am a secret giver
    I am loyal
    I am a dreamer
    I am slow to anger
    I am quick to love
    I am a child of the King

  • http://drgtjustwondering.blogspot.com Diana Trautwein

    I am feeling my age.
    I am an encourager.
    I am a thinker/wonderer/ponderer.
    I am one who searches out beauty everywhere.
    I am pretty single-focussed, not matter what I’m doing.
    I am a delighted grandmother.
    I am grateful to be alive.

  • http://jaelspeg.blogspot.ca Jenny Svetec

    I am ridiculously loved.