A Love Letter to Those Who Wish to Rise

dreams m davidsonI didn’t always believe in my dreams.  I found it much easier to tag along with other people’s dreams.  They seemed so vibrant, so promising, so intriguing.  The way that went after them with fire was inspiring to me.  I tried ceaselessly to fan their flame my way, to embers burning dimly.

Sister, mother, friend, brother, you need to know, and so do I.  We have beautiful beginnings birthing in each one of us.  We have a creative bent unique to each one of us.

Today, I choose to believe in my dreams, my words, my creativity.  Will you choose with me? For yourself?

I’m over at the Story Sessions today with a love letter to those who wish to rise. Come read the rest, and find your embrace. Your words are welcome.

You, sister, you will rise.

Because I Am A Writer {And You Are Too}

bogel art marvia davidsonWhat does one do when her career world falls to pieces and all that’s left is uncertainty?  I had lost a job and needed a creative outlet.  I chose to journal and write about my experience.

The one thing I remember is thinking, I want to be in a writing community.  I had never been in one.  I didn’t even know if it would be the right thing for me to do.  I only knew I wanted to be among a community of writers.  After all, what else was I going to do with all the time I have been “gifted,” aside from job searching and networking?  I took a chance on diving into writing community with a course called Story 101 (affiliate link).  My creative life hasn’t been that same since, and it’s one of the best investments I have made. Continue reading Because I Am A Writer {And You Are Too}

The Story Matters

It’s Real Talk Tuesday time, and this week our theme is: “Why the Story Matters.” Let that sink in for a moment. What is the story you’ve been hiding? Where are the words crackling like fire in your bones? Have you taken on self-imposed silence? Why?

Beloved, I want you to know your story matters. It is your history. It doesn’t always have to define you. It doesn’t always have to have the final say. It doesn’t have to mar your hope for the future. You can reframe the story.

This past spring I took a class called Mending the Soul, and it’s changed my life from the inside out. So much so that it was the impetus for a book I wrote (more on that later). What I found most intriguing is that I learned to lean in to hard truths, to allow myself space to breathe between the pause and the pain. All of my story matters, even the broken pieces I thought unredeemable. Every line, crease, wrinkle, tear up, mess, and everything in between matters. God sees the whole of my story and has not turned His back on me. If anything, He keeps leaning into my life story to reframe my perspective as I’ve become more willing to live in truth. Continue reading The Story Matters

Still You Are Here

gentle marvia davidsonSo I’m writing a book, a second memoir of sorts.  It’s been an interesting process and also emotionally exhausting.  I’ve rediscovered and also uncovered new things about life, faith, and pressing in to life.  None of the writing has been easy, but I think it has been worth it to dig in to the whole truth hidden behind doors.  Of course, writing memoir can take a lot of a person.  Be gentle with yourself. Sometimes you come to the page blank.  Words won’t come.  You’re staring at a blank screen.  Nothing is making sense.  I had that moment the other day. Continue reading Still You Are Here

Thoughts on living by just being authentically you – that is the driving impulse of humanity…