Hello! Thanks for stopping by the Isle… I’m so glad you’re here, because this blog is for you, and for anyone else who might feel, at one time or another, like a Misfit.
“And what exactly do you mean by Misfit?” you ask. Fair question. Let’s just make it real simple and say that a Misfit is anyone who *sometimes feels like they just don’t fit in. For whatever reason. Whether it’s in the school cafeteria, on the job, at church, in the culture at large, keeping up with the hipsters in Hipstertown, or whatever circle of people in which we find ourselves, struggling to keep up- Misfits are EVERYWHERE.
So yeah, that’s pretty much all of us. At one time or another, we all feel disconnected. And let’s face it: connection is hard, and often elusive. We are wired for relationship, and as such we all have this deep desire to belong – a desire that often seems frustrated. Thwarted even. (Why is that? Stay tuned, I’m sure we’ll tackle that somewhere along the line) The irony is, of course, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs,we’re more “connected” now than ever. But are we, really? (That’s a rhetorical question) What’s more, not only do we long to connect with each other, but with Something bigger than we are. Spoiler alert – that Something is the Living God. But don’t tune out if that turns you off. You’re already here. Stick around. You may be surprised to find out how many people who AREN’T like you, are actually pilgrims and misfits… JUST like you.
Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I implied above that this blog is for everyone, but perhaps I spoke prematurely; maybe it’s not for you. And that’s ok. As a Misfit, you have a certified right of refusal. No pressure, friend. But it IS an invitation for those who are willing to confront the weirdness within and around us. To be honest with ourselves. To be open to discovering truth in the weirdest places.
Above all, I hope this little oasis of the offbeat will encourage you in your weirdness, discover your weird purpose, and build a wonderfully weird community where we all let our weird Light shine.
So yeah. Welcome, fellow Misfits! We need you. Bring your Misfit friends. They are most welcome… and needed, too! :^)
*defined as being somewhere on the spectrum between RARELY… to …ALWAYS