Experiencing and expressing pain is always vulnerable, but you know what? Experiencing and expressing joy is vulnerable too. I’m so glad God is with us for both. Could it be we feel overwhelmed and filled with unrest because we are afraid to rejoice? I’m glad we don’t have to feel brave to bravely open our hearts to the joy, hope, and healing of God.
We can open up.
July’s poetry theme is R E S E T! There was a wide range of topics that spoke to you, so how do I combine restoration, rejoicing, and renewal with sunflowers and feeling shy when growing up? I actually don’t think it’s as hard as it first seems. I’ll be writing through the lens of flowers and personalities + lacing things together with truth.
I believe this month is going to be artistic and beautiful in a special sort of way.
We will put words to our dreams, fears, goals, hopes & work through the insecurities of growth as we ultimately choose to stay brave and continue resetting, getting back up, and beginning again.
Who’s the story with you?
It’s an amazing thing when you meet someone who gently, genuinely, and lovingly gets past every one of your layers. You don’t realize how much of your life you’ve lived in performance mode, until suddenly you get to be a person instead.
Here’s to the people who help us be people instead of performers.