Britney Winn Lee is an author and community arts director living in Shreveport, LA, with her designer husband and big-hearted son. She's written "Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way" (Cascade 2019), "The Boy with Big, Big Feelings" (Beaming Books 2019), and is the editor of "Rally: Litanies for the Lovers of God and Neighbor" (Upper Room 2020). Britney is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild, serves part-time with Red Letter Christians as the Editor & Communications Director, and is ever dreaming up ways to connect the church and the world. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @britneywinnlee.
God has undoubtedly used new monasticism to show me that this life of discipleship has something to say about how we eat together, share possessions, fight well, give unreservedly, and live closely. But, is it for everyone?
My first go at post-college employment was starting and directing the Global Missions Ministry of a 3000-member mega-church. I was getting paid, and I was traveling—two things I’d never done before. In many ways, it was exciting work.