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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

Something of Worth {Thoughtful Thursday}

worth it marvia davidsonFind goodness in the everyday mundane. I think this where some of the best inspiration comes from – those unsung moments. You know the ones. They take you by surprise. They offer unexpected hope. They breathe into you and cause you to inhale a deep, cleansing breath. Sometimes we don’t have to look for the goodness. It just shows up. A sparkle of joy shines like a diamond in the rough of the day.

I found such beauty in the ordinary, everyday, mundane yesterday. It was a black wall, beginning to blossom with words of life, courage, and empowerment. A co-worker came and hustled three of us outside. She was so excited.

“I want you guys to come see something. It will inspire you. It will only take 5 minutes.”
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Excavate

because words matter marvia davidson

Writing can sometimes be a troubling process.  You dig in and get it done some days. Other days, you may find yourself banging your head against a wall because the words won’t come.  The words will come as you push through the “blank” wall.  The words will come when you push through.  Writing can bring discovery, perspective, challenge, and growth.

I grew accustomed to sharing ideas on the same topics for a while.  It was safer that way, but safe doesn’t fuel creativity.  Sometimes safe stifles the creative bent.  What does one do when this happens?

I didn’t think I would ever write about the tough stuff of life, but that’s no longer true. Join me today over at The Story Unfolding where I answer the questions:   how does one write when there’s an empty page staring you down?  Can you write about the hidden things?

Perhaps, after you read, you’ll find the oomph you need to excavate your writing.  You can do this!  I know you can.