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Lifelines.
This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery

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About

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I want to be spent for Jesus.

My name is Sophie, I’m 30 and have been mesmerized by the God of the universe.

His glory is the reason I have breath and His Gospel the reason I’m no longer who I used to be.

My passion is for the nations to both see and be transformed by the stunning truth of the Gospel, but my heart beats with a fiery desire for young girls and women to see the real source of beauty—Jesus Christ. I am convinced true beauty comes only from a life fully devoted to following Christ and that until God is enough, nothing ever will be.

To this Truth I give my tiny vapor of a life.

You can also find me in the RTM Magazine archives, where I served for six years as the assistant editor, and as a contributing writer for Unlocking the Bible and The Gospel Coalition.

A few things I love:

The Gospel
The world
Adoption
Blue ink pens
Handwritten letters
Books
The Olympics
Psalm 16
Warm patches of sunshine
Coffee
Journaling
Basketball + Baseball
All things fall

“God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of Him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to Heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives or children or the company of any or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.” -Jonathan Edwards

18 comments on “About

  1. Juliana R. says:

    Love you Sophie!

    1. I love you, sweet girl!

  2. Sare says:

    Lovely Sophie, when I read this I thought “I just found my long lost kindred spirit!”

    1. I felt that too when I read your blog today. Let’s be best friends!

  3. Juliana R. says:

    You’re pretty 😀

  4. Juliana R. says:

    sorry that was my friend

  5. This is wonderful! It is encouraging to see the passions and gifts God has given you through your writing! I’m excited to continue to read what He teaches you 🙂

    1. Wow, thank you so much Betty! I love following your blog and I’m glad we can learn from each other! 🙂

  6. Свиђа ми се да је блог. Ви блог добар блог. Добар си блогер.

  7. Corrine says:

    wow, reading your blog is so encouraging and amazing!
    i have been following your instagram for awhile (c0rrineee), and your heart for the Lord and the world is so beautiful. i think we should be friends hehe 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Corrine! You have no idea how encouraging those words mean to me, thank you for taking the time to say them. I love your feed too. Let’s be friends!!

  8. Trevor Scott says:

    Are you Catholic?

    1. Hi Trevor! I’m not Catholic.

  9. Brooke Jones says:

    Hi! I am working with a girls youth ministry in Alabama and the Lord has laid upon my heart to do something very similar to your True Beauty Conference. I came across your blog through a friend on Facebook with your awesome post about Waiting and Responding (which literally was so encouraging). I would LOVE to get some ideas, info, and eventually hear about how it goes in March! Maybe even try to come?!? That may be a stretch but seriously,it sounds awesome!
    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Brooke

    1. Hi Brooke! Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and for taking the time to write. It would be an amazing privilege to get to talk with you about our mutual love for girls ministry and the True Beauty Conference. Ahh, let’s talk! My email is sophie[at]realtruthmatters[dot]com, send me an email and we’ll pretend we’re meeting up for coffee and have a little chat 🙂 Can’t wait!

  10. Codi says:

    Hi I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood Award. I appreciate how you are spreading Jesus for the world to see. See my post today. 🙂

  11. Amanda says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for what you are doing. You have encouraged my heart to go and do what God wants of me. It is also wonderful to see young people like yourself being the hands and feet of Christ. I blog sometimes, but they are just words with no action at the moment. I am a work in progress becoming the peculiar treasure that God desires.

    1. Amanda! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for those sweet words of encouragement–they mean so much to me. We are all works in progress, are we not? But praise to the Master Artist who has promised to bring us to completion! I hope to see you around the blogosphere more and more! 🙂

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