Hello, my name is…

And boy, oh boy, is it nice to meet you.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I want to be completely candid. I’m new to this blogging world, but I am an old friend of the writing universe. I’ve been in love with words as long as I can remember.

With introductions usually a job title follows shortly after the name is given. But does anyone else in the whole world have the same icky sticky feeling as I do when it comes to being defined as a person, by what you do as an employee?

If you would have met six year old me, I would have told you I was going to be a ballerina preacher. Sixteen year old me would have said missionary. But the now twenty-two year old me, who has written a book (still in the ever exhausting process of getting it published), had the privilege to preach at many churches from America all the way to Brazil, become a wife, and soon to be a mother in may, and makes a living by doing hair- would tell you that now, I’m not so concerned with “what” I am. I’m more concerned with the “who.”

I’ve always wanted to be involved in ministry. And like I said, always loved words. I used to think that the job title determined the “who.” But that became frustrating when “ballerina preacher” didn’t pay the bills. I then looked at the life of Jesus. He wasn’t a pastor. He was carpenter. His job description did not define who he was. Acts 10:38 says that Jesus, “went about doing good.” That seems like the perfect job description to me. The best way I know how to do good is to encourage the people around me with the goodness of God through the beauty of words. So here I am, starting a blog.

My current career is a hairstylist. I greatly enjoy my job. I have wonderful co-workers, I’m challenged creatively and allowed to express myself through a media that is unique in nature, I have sweet clients, and I LOVE being able to make my own hours. But “going about doing good,” that’s what I want my everyday goal to be. To wake up every morning with the agenda of doing ministry, wherever, and with whoever I find myself with that day.

I’m about to be a mother. This is my first child, but I can only imagine that every day, raising a child to love Jesus and people is one of the greatest ministry opportunities available.

I’m a wife. I have the model in Proverbs 31 that teaches me how to “do good” in this space of my life.

So hello, my name is Jordan Smith. I am a “go about doing good”-er, and I do hair ;). I look forward to the journey ahead, and will appreciate the journey behind with the word of my testimony. I hope you too, are inspired to get involved in the ministry by going about doing good wherever you find yourself today.

Be blessed!

Jordan Smith

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sandra Clingenpeel says:

    God bless you on this new adventure!😍

    Liked by 1 person

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