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Love Letter to Creative Souls

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Bloom
All these blossoms
All these stems
All these blades
Were made to bloom
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What if being a whole and authentic creative soul meant remembering who you always are?  Would you still create?  Would you still write?  Would you revel in the thought, or would you be stilted, crushed, or even immobilized?  Sister, it’s okay.  We’ll walk together on this journey.  Being a real and true creative soul means embracing the whole of your story, and we want all of you to shine.  How can that divine light in you shine bright and undimmed, if you’re hiding or switching the lights off?

Today I’m over at The Story Sessions with a love letter to creative souls.  Come take a read, and be encouraged.  Perhaps you might find something of the return to being fully you, fully whole, and fully aware that you carry beauty and hope.  It’s what the world needs more of right now – people who love and are real and true.

Breathing Alive

I originally posted this in November 2013, but it still resonates with me, so here it is again.  Because some words never lose their power.

fly marvia davidsonBreak out of your comfort zone. You were made for more, so much more. Have you purposefully chosen to live in the in between moments? Now’s a good time to take stock of what really matters. Now is a good time to allow discomfort to propel you to the more your life was designed for.

Think of this … You’ll land the dream job, then what? You’ll get the salary you want, then what? You’ll pay off your debts, then what? You’ll do that dream thing you’ve been wanting to for years, and then what?  You’ll break barriers and tear down walls that lead to freedom, and then what?  Will you have “arrived?”

Then what???

Continue reading Breathing Alive

Freely Write the Truth {Tell the Story}

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To walk by faith and not by sight, takes every ounce of what little belief I have but I’m going to hold faith and believe anyway. This business of wrestling with God till He answers is all I have for the present moment. No human intervention will suffice. No human help will suffice. What I need now is the fullness and presence of God, for in Him is all I need. This is not just some pie in the sky statement. It is matter of fact. It is the essence of my faith and believing.

Is God who He says He is? Does God really do what He says He can do? Can I really trust God? Can I tell Him how I really feel without reprisal? These are not indictments against the character of God. Because, let’s be honest, who would want to be in relationship with a god you fear will harm you or trample your will. Think about it. I’m not asking you to agree. I’m telling you my story and the rocky bumps jutting up from the ground of my not-so-strong faith. I am imperfect. I don’t always believe right or well. Sometimes I chose the lie. Sometimes I have doubted God. Does this make me any less of a Christ follower? Does it condemn me to a life in hell? Does it steal me away from faith? No. Continue reading Freely Write the Truth {Tell the Story}

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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