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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

We {Real Talk Tuesday}

hold hands m davidson 2014I am me.  You are you.  Together we’re stronger.  It’s true.

But really!  There is power in the “we”.  I am a conservative person, reserved, and very guarded.  I don’t always easily trust people.  I wait till I can trust them before I share the realities of living in the right-now life.  I’m okay with that.  It’s part of my process, but living in community, whether online or in real life, calls for intentional connection person-to-person.   Continue reading We {Real Talk Tuesday}

Questioning God {I Give Myself Permission}

questioning marvia davidsonI give myself permission to question God.  That is real talk for this right-now moment.  And maybe you should too.

I’ve been reading through some of the Psalms, and the honesty I find there is eye opening.  In Psalm 44, the writer asks God why he’s allowed evil to befall the righteous.  They’d been following God, done what was right.  They kept the commands, and yet their enemies triumphed.  The psalmist notes how distraught the people were.  (I think I would have been crestfallen too).  The writer doesn’t hold back from questioning God, and neither should we. Continue reading Questioning God {I Give Myself Permission}

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.

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