So 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
I want to remember the fragrance
Of His death because
It gave me sweetness of life Continue reading I Want to Remember
All these blossoms
All these stems
All these blades
Were made to bloom
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.
I wish for a soft place to land
A home in which embrace is common
And despair is driven to the ground
With the stake of hope
I wish for open arms welcoming
The whole of this human essence
Whimsical, musical, ardent, passionate
And sometimes afraid.
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.
Break 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?”