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No, I Will Not Tell the Truth Slant

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In this 2nd Real Talk Tuesday Link Up, we’re talking about truth.   Our theme: Enter the Dragon.  Slay the Lie.  In this space we want to hash out what it’s like to live out faith in the ordinary, everyday mundane. Each month we’ll talk about issues that matter, like real being, real living, real authenticity, and unashamed faith in God. There’s a place for you at the table.

Your voice will be heard here. We’re ready to listen to your stories. We honor each voice here.  All we ask is:

  1. Share your post (the actual post link URL).
  2. Comment on the person before you or after you.
  3. Encourage that person.
  4. Share the link up. Use hash tag #slaythelie or #realtalktuesday to share the love.
  5. As always may our words be seasoned with salt and grace.  May our words empower, encourage, and equip.

We only ask that you be mindful of who may be reading your words {We want to keep it G-PG rated}.  And now, let’s go break shame down.  Beat back to the earth, to smithereens.  It no longer has a right to ruin our lives.

Grab the Real Talk Tuesday Button Too, and remember to link back to this post.

My Writing Process

writing process 2Blogging Tour:  My Writing Process

It’s a blogging tour, and I’m up next to share my personal writing process from Mary Beth Pavlik at Pink Briefcase (enjoy reading her blog).  Next week the blog tour will head to Jane Argiero.

Come on in and take a peek at my writing process.  It may not be perfect, but it’s getting me where I need to go. Continue reading My Writing Process

Mess {It’s Beautiful}

no tame life marvia davidsonIt’s Five Minute Friday, and today’s word is “Mess.”  How fitting a word for a time like this! There are competing passions, competing ideas, competing relationships, competing emotions, competing hopes.  They refused to be tied up in a pretty, neat, little, ribbon-wrapped boxed of delight.  Nope.  Not these things.  You cannot always tame the competing things of life and living.
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The Beginning {Or Why I’m Here}

no stopping marvia davidsonI am a writer.  I write.  I’ve enjoyed writing for at least half my life.  However, the majority of that writing was in journals of various sorts.  I started by first blog in 2009 with a different name.  Then I started another one, because I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to write about and take a shine to.  I began my third blog, The Human Impulse, that same year.  This one is a much more natural feel.  It’s about the impulse within each of us beating softly, refusing to be silent, reminding us who we really are.

So why am I writing all this to you, and myself, now? Because I am in the process of writing a manifesto.  I’m laying down the bones of a dream burning like fire in my heart.  It won’t let me go, so I’m giving it breath and space to live now.  I do not wish to take these words with me to the grave.   I wish to cast them far and wide.  They may not be for all, but somewhere they will catch, and do what they’re intended to do.
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Acceptance

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 It shines bright here now.
The ground was barren for so long.
My feet forgot the memory of soft
grass welcoming soft, fleshy
bodies in its embrace.
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

Leaves cease to taste so brittle and bitter.
Their shade is now my reverie, a reprieve.
A canopy of light dawns, piercing the shadowy broken.
How have I lived this way so long, without the sun?
Lonely is a lonely place.
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

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