My name is Lore Ferguson Wilbert. Yup. It’s pronounced Lor-ee or Lori. My good friends call me Lo. My oldest friends call me Lor. My brothers call me Sister. But my best friends call me Lowly and I hope I can live down to that.

My life is small and simple. Grace is the marked measure of all things in me. God is the ultimate Creator and He’s crafted all things for His glory and my good. I learn this, albeit slowly at times.

I began blogging in 2000, when blog wasn’t a word and we still thought you could keep things private on the internet. I haven’t stopped writing since then, though the nature of this site has changed with time, but for nearly five years I’ve been seeking to write for God’s glory alone. This means I write less, and sometimes less eloquently, but with more passion and better theology. Hopefully.

Interacting with readers is my favorite, favorite part of this writing journey. Getting an email from one of you (though I can’t always answer it quickly) is a singular joy to me and I read every single one, sometimes with tears and always with joy.

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My goal is to see a generation of dechurched, second generation Christians, or the ragged and hurt, come to the joy of what the gospel means deep down. I use the words gospel and theology often in my writing, so consider this a glossary of sorts:

The Gospel is simply the good news that while we were dead in our sins, helpless to beat our slavery to religiosity, legalism, licentiousness, and idolatry, Christ came and through the breaking of His body, the shedding of His blood on the cross, covered the unrighteousness of His children with His righteousness. He has called His children the royal priesthood, a chosen race, a holy nation, and a people who are of His possession. Simply put, I don’t have to be because He already is. I believe that. I spent a lot of years thinking I believed that, but in 2010 I really, really began to believe that.

When I use the word Theology, I simply mean the way we see God. Theology means the study of God, but I think that term has been hijacked by apologists and heavy-handed theologians who leave no room for discussion. I prefer to think about theology in terms of art. More like a study of light or a study in still life, a study of God. I wrote more about that here, if you’re curious. Right theology has, in many ways, saved my life, my heart, my joy, and my faith. Wrong theology steals my joy and robs my affections from God. When I see Him correctly, I am able to study Him correctly. When I talk about theology, I am talking about the attributes of God displayed and glorified in the practicalities of life and service.

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I come from a large and wildly different family. We are all over the map politically, religiously, and quite literally, geographically. I’m the second of eight, all boys except me, and one was killed in an accident soon after his fourteenth birthday.

In 2010, I sold everything, quit my job, and moved 1200 miles away from my beloved northeast to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. While there I worked as a full-time writer, graphic designer, and speaker, and was a covenant member of The Village Church.

In March of 2015 Nate Wilbert asked me to coffee to talk about pacifism and three months later we were married in his back yard surrounded by some of our best friends, pastors, and ministry partners. The night of our wedding we left for a honeymoon in the mountains of Colorado, a week later bought a house in Denver, and the next day I went on full-time staff as Director of Community and Formation at Park Church. We lived in a small 1800s stucco farmhouse in the city and a month after we bought it, my brand new husband lost his job. His new job took us to Washington, D.C. six months later, where we live now, trying to catch our breath and our bearings.

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18 responses to

  1. I found you through my good friend, Seth Haines. And, sister? From the little that I’ve read this morning, my heart knows you speak my language. :)

    I’ll “see” you around.


  2. Erika, so glad you found me =) Grateful to have been found! Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comment.

  3. I was directed to your site by Tony Woodlief, whom I found somehow through Ann Voscamp’s blog of the book “1000 gifts”. Coincidentally her blog that I found in my inbox today was so similar to yours I thought you might like to check it out

  4. @renee,

    Thanks so much. Tony and Ann are both friends and writing allies for whom I’m deeply grateful, not only for their words, but also their constant support of my words. I’m humbled and blessed. I loved that post by Ann—something like this shows me that we are all more alike than sometimes we believe, right? Thanks for coming by! Hope you’ll stop by again =)

  5. I just found you while visiting Seth Haines, and now I have about a dozen new tabs of your writing open. Nice to meet you!

  6. Sarah, Thanks so much! Deeply grateful for Seth and his ministry online. What a good man! And I’m grateful that you stumbled across me because of him. Be blessed!

  7. I just found you through Emily Freeman. And now I see we are just up the road from you, in Denton! Your writing is indeed quiet and inspiring – thank you. I am looking forward to reading more!

  8. Sherri,
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting! Love having local readers =) And I love me some Denton!

  9. I too just found you from Emily Freeman’s blog. I want to print the post “Ask, and Sometimes It’s Not Given” and place it all over my house. Thank you. Just the words I needed to hear today. I tend to question when God doesn’t answer in my time and not fully comprehend that may be His answer. I seem to wonder if its me and if I am not stepping out in faith.
    “…and I tell myself I am the tree—planted by streams of water, but who only yields fruit in its season and this is not my season. This is the season to ask, but not receive. It doesn’t make me less a tree because fruit doesn’t fall from my laden branches.” I need to read Psalm 1 again and remember those words.

  10. Tammy,

    Thanks for reading and for loving! Feel free to print that post and put it all over your house or pass it on to anyone. All truth is God’s truth and what a relief that is!

  11. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for finding your sayable home! This changes everything. You’re beautiful and stirring up greater questions and revealing an incredible mystery to those who know it or might understand it only this way. Thank you.

  12. Just found you from a Tim Challies link! So glad to be a new follower! Looking forward to reading your posts.

  13. Lor-ee :
    Yours is the first ‘blog’ I have read (& still am reading) ALL the way through.

    As you know we all ‘surf’ the net … reading a little here & a little there … & only reading what attracts us. Most the time for vain & pure selfish reasons. BUT, for another reason … I was & am drawn to your blog.

    I believe it is because of the Holy Spirit. I ‘feel’ a kinship to you because of the Holy Spirit. I ‘sense’ a oneness with you because of the Holy Spirit. Since we don’t know each other … other that the reading of a few words … I absolutely know being here is because of the Holy Spirit.

    Thank you most kindly for putting yourself out there … naturally, soulfully, & spiritually for others (like me) … that the Holy Spirit … can draw us toward. I don’t know ALL the reasonings why or why not … but those answers will come as needed. All I can say is:

    Peace & Love to you dear … & again … Thank You! ♡

  14. Lore — I’ve been following you on Twitter for several months. Came across you in someone’s retweet as I recall. The “Ferguson” name attracted me. Though there is a difference in the spelling of our names I’ve felt a kinship with you all along and resonate at a very deep level with the you that is expressed so well in your blogging. I’m writing here just to let you know. Blessings to you and many thanks for ministering joy and encouragement to me. Ron <
    PS – I take it that it will be ok to share your posts from time-to-time on my own wee blog, always giving full attribution to you and including a link to your original post. If that is not ok please correct my misunderstanding and I'll quickly repent.

  15. Hi Lori,
    I’ve been following you on instagram and Twitter for quite some time now. I enjoy your articles and the way you expalin the gospel and theology in simple way but still powerful and interesting. God bless you!

  16. lore!!!

    i just read your “she reads truth” entry on prayer (2.23.16). i was so blessed and moved that i immediately searched for you online to tell you thank you for articulating much of what i have been going through. your reminder of daily bread was really my slice today. God bless and keep you!!

  17. I just found your blog through Ann Voskamp. I live in DC with my husband and 2 kids, though we have been living abroad for the past 5 years. I understand how hard it is to live in this area. Would love to extend the hand of friendship!

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