Thursday, January 26, 2017


This past week was a doozy, to put it lightly. As I mindlessly scrolled through Instagram, I thought about what I would honestly say about my day. I didn’t have anything pretty to offer, anything beautiful to add to a filtered feed. But the captions I connect with the most are the ones written in the thick of it, the ones searching for a message to share in the middle of the mess.

And do you know what happened? People responded. They got it. They saw their own lives reflected in the unfiltered story that wasn’t wrapped up with a bow.

Going past pretty and sharing real takes effort but it’s so worth it.

Your honest telling of your real story is an invitation for others to enter in and find that they aren’t alone.

And so, maybe? Maybe it’s time to share your story.

I suppose it comes with the territory, but when the message you convey is “every story matters,” you’re bound to connect with many, right where they are. And I am so for that. You feel called to write a blog? Write it. You feel something prompting you inside to get the words out, tugging at your heart to write them down and let them loose into the world, trusting God will take them where they need to go? Girl, do it. Write it, speak it, preach it. Do your thing, make your art, share your story.

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