So, I’m apparently quite slow. It took me over a year to discover that my blog, Beautifully Broken, had the same name as an Ashlee Simpson song…oy. Believe it or not, that was completely coincidental. I actually got my inspiration from Psalm 51:17, which says: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” I really like the concept of our brokenness being a beautiful sacrifice to the Lord, and my hope was that, by sharing my brokenness through my words and posts, my readers would see beauty. But now I’m wondering if ya’ll were just thinking of the A.S. song, haha. Maybe you were, or maybe you weren’t (and if you weren’t, then yay!); either way, I’ve decided to change the name (and look) of my blog, and I’m far more satisfied with the updated version.
I was reading a friend’s blog the other day, and she mentioned this idea of learning to celebrate yourself, despite your quirks. I don’t know about you, but I often have a really difficult time accepting my “weirdness.” I generally look at my quirks and write them off as weaknesses. Not that I’m some crazy eccentric, but what if I were? Would it be okay? I’m slowly realizing that in God’s eyes, those quirks aren’t weaknesses but the very traits He wants to use to further His Kingdom.
God loves you and me for…well, being you and me. No matter what. And that’s a promise! There aren’t any conditional attachments involved. Regardless of how “unorthodox” I might be, God loves me. Furthermore, He loves every single one of my quirky tendencies. And it’s about time I began to love them, too. =) So I’m renaming my blog to Hued Unorthodoxy: A Celebration of Quirkiness, and I hope that you’ll join me as I continue to discover my oddities under this new light.