So Why the Name?

As I launch into the world of blogging (which to me feels strikingly like documenting conversations in my mind between myself and my Maker), I feel it appropriate to explain the premise of my title.

Christ-Stumbler.

Simply put, I do love Jesus. I find serving Him a most delightful and mysterious thing. Yet, I hesitate to state I am a Christian.

You see, the term “Christian” means “like Christ.” And my attitude and actions work against that so often. Yes, I am fully aware of the awesome power of God to redeem me, save me completely, and sanctify me. I cherish Romans 7 and Romans 8 for its clear picture of the struggle and His strength. In His eyes, I am complete (despite my warts and blemishes while living in this imperfect world).

So I would rather state the truth – I am a follower of Christ. Or rather, a stumbler. I hunger for God, long for Heaven, and wage war daily with the enticements and entrapments that lure me. I walk, I run, I fall, I rise. And all the while, I’m carried. Because my legs grow weak so easily. And I am thankful, grateful, and humbled.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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