Basically a late night blog post, but just roll with it. This was my view as I left a conference at City Church in Seattle to fly back to Los Angeles with friends, which is now where I call home. Now, if you know my story, or any fraction of it at all, you know that if you said even just a year ago that I'd be here, I would have said LOL. Not just "here" as in LA, but in alllll of the things. I worked in ministry for years and walked away two years ago because of incredible hurt, and so much anger. I didn't trust one person in the pulpit or in leadership. I couldn't- everyone looked and sounded like a pompous ass to me. I couldn't even see what was truly genuine because I didn't care to find or recognize it anymore, because what I thought was real would probably turn out to be BS in the end. I middle finger upped it all. I knew Jesus was real, and what God had done in my life, but I didn't trust His people. God, in His truly perfect timing, and in my very real brokenness brought me to Austin, and then a little over a year later to LA when he said "trust me" to follow the career choice and opportunity in front of me in the fashion industry. I said "I'm down" and came out here. It almost seemed easy to uproot my life, which was weird to wrap my mind around. It was peace. I NEVER could have guessed that on the day I came to LA, just six months later I'd be completely plugged into a church like home, @thecitychurch, serving, in a small group, and friends with people that I truly believe are lifers. While no church is perfect, God has used to the honesty, integrity, transparency, genuity, pastors, and people of this church body to rebuild and restore how I see the church, because God needed to me to see the goodness and mission of His church again in order to truly be effective and in true, get down to the thick nitty gritty of it, community. I could talk for hours about this place, these people, and what God has done, and I've legitimately had multiple conversations about it just today- hence this long post. If you're still reading, bless you. God really is so faithful, and now I'm crying over an Instagram post. Bye.