There is a story being written, built on ordinary every day moments. The ones that seem insignificant and mundane, woven together into a tapestry of life lived. How will your story read? Will it be a legacy of love, sprinkled with grace and humor? Or will it be dramatic, full of big moments and world-changing? Maybe it will be a thrilling ride of unexpected adventure and beautiful moments.
As writers, we tell our stories because we have to, getting the words on paper or screen because holding them inside is the worst kind of pain. I’m often asked by women who don’t blog how I find the courage to share so easily online, to invite people into my story and my life. I struggle to answer it because it just seems so – normal – to me. I do it because I love it, and I do it because I think there is power in sharing story, and I do it because I would write it out even if I no longer had a blog. I write imperfectly and without an editor. I write regardless of numbers because I didn’t fall in love with words as a child because of platforms – I fell in love with the power of story.
As God, the Author of it all, puts the chapters together and reveals pieces of the story to my heart, I share. I write to remember, to honor, to teach, to encourage. And maybe you don’t blog but you share in other ways. Through dance, worship, art, cooking, photography – when we use the talents God has given us to reach across into the lives of others and up to worship God, we are storytellers leaving a legacy of life – the ordinary mixed with the extraordinary.
I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Friday gals today. But I’d also love to invite you to register for (in)RL if you haven’t yet. Even if you’re not going to join other ladies for a Meetup, register for free and watch from home? Two keynotes, two days, an abundance of encouragement through story.