Hello friends, let me introduce you to my good friend and ministry/business partner Connie Spurlock. Among other things she is a child of God, Mother, Grandmother, friend to many and America’s Homeless Recovery Coach. We have joined together and created J3K2; The J3Khai/Kataluma Collaborative. Connie explains how we came together and where were headed very well below and continues on her blog post entitled; The Kataluma Adventure: Defined. (Please note: Norton Security users may see a security warning due to the fact that Connie’s site is still relatively new. When you click her link, you will simply be visiting her blog post, and you will not be asked to enter any personal information.)
Her story begins here:
Greetings, Dear Reader, and welcome to The Kataluma Adventure at Connie’s House! 2020 was a rough year, for literally… ALL of us, but now it is time for us to forge ahead and take the reins of the national/global turmoil that has been entrusted to our care.
Who do I mean when I say “Us” and “Our?”
I have been a Bible Girl for most of my life, but like countless others; my faith took a beating when I faced the real world experiences of mental illness that led to homelessness, toxic responses from Christianity during that time, not-so-friendly fire from the church world, and decades of living a life of hope deferred.
It has taken years, but I have finally discovered a faith community where I feel I truly belong and my relationship there has finally enabled me to once again use the “US” and “OUR” and “WE” pronouns. I’ve become part of something bigger than myself, and it is not the same as the church of my childhood experiences.
This community is not a church, it’s actually a tribe of believers who function differently than what we have become accustomed to calling church in America.
It is my great joy to have discovered this community where I can live, love, grow, stretch my faith, spread my wings, and am welcomed to express my faith life, #PostCorona!
I couldn’t be happier to celebrate this day because it has been a long, difficult, and extremely painful journey for me to reach the place in life where I finally have found my place to belong.