COME. AS. YOU. ARE.
That line is my mantra for this boutique and for my own home. I want you to feel welcomed to come as you are, without shame of where you are or how you look. Just come as you are because honestly, I don’t have it all together either. The goal is just not to allow you to leave the same as you came. I will apologize for those places or people that have made you feel unwelcome. I’ve felt all of that too. But I want to introduce you to someone who is there to help with all of those rough around the edges areas and his name is Jesus.
For years I’ve lived by treating others like this; come as you are. I want this to be a safe place for all. I want my home to be a safe place for all. Yes, I do mean come as you are in a sense of don’t feel like you have to be primped up and have it all together, but please do come as you are. Come broken, come messy, come crying, come however you are. I want this to a safe space to never feel like you have to have it all together to be here. No gimmicks or tricks, I just want you to feel a genuine welcome like the Father would give you into his Home.
So just come as you are. I want you to know that not a single Christian, God-fearing human being on earth has it all together. Don’t fall for that trap, especially for the ones that do a good job of acting like they do. They don’t. It’s okay though because that’s what God is for. His grace is sufficient to help us where we are and redeem us from where we’ve been.
I want this to be like how my home is; all are welcome. Whether we have a relationship or not, whether I know if you like me or not, and whether you have a relationship with God or not. Come as you are, because my goal is not to let you leave the same as you came. Just like Jesus, I will sit and listen to you, I will pray for you, and I will to run this race along side of you.
“Later, Jesus went to Matthew’s house and made himself at home. Many other tax collectors and outcasts of society were invited to eat with Jesus and his disciples. When those known as the Pharisees saw what was happening, they were indignant, and they kept asking Jesus’ disciples, “Why would your Master dine with such lowlifes?” When Jesus overheard this, he spoke up and said, “Healthy people don’t need to see a doctor, but the sick will go for treatment.” Then he added, “Now you should go and study the meaning of the verse: I want you to show mercy, not just offer me a sacrifice. For I have come to invite the outcasts of society and sinners, not those who think they are already on the right path.” Matthew 9:10-13 TPT
The verse above is the heartbeat behind this boutique and my own home. Let this boutique and my home be an alter for all.