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.
In 2010, I sold everything, quit my job, and moved 1200 miles away from my beloved northeast to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 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 lived, trying to catch our breath and our bearings, until the Lord let us move back to Texas as quickly as possible. We're back here with our church family, living in the suburbs, and trying to live simply, faithfully, peacefully, and intentionally.