Hi!  My name is Megan.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  I love words with all of my heart and believe God uses our words and our voices in incredible ways... if we allow Him to.  My words are messy, much like my life, and my story.  A while back I made a promise to God and myself that I would embrace the mess instead of chasing perfection.  So here I am.  This blog is a place of vulnerability and openness.  It is a place of honesty.  It is a place where I write my thoughts and my struggles.  You will see darkness here but you will also see the power of His light.  Every day is a struggle.  Every day is a mess.  But in the mess, I find His beauty radiating in the most unimaginable ways.  Which brings me to the meaning behind the title, "The Reckless Remainer"...this sums me up pretty well.  I am just a girl, learning how to remain in Him.  John 15 is the core of my relationship with Jesus.  Often times I fail, despite my best efforts, which I am learning is actually the point to this whole remaining thing.

So thank you for joining me on the journey.  My prayer for you is that you may see Jesus here.  That you would know how much He loves you and is desperately wanting to mess you up in the most beautiful of ways.

John 15:1-17

The Vine and the Branches

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.