I think about them often… because (ahem) I have A LOT of words. Since I was a child, I have been talking too much and now I write a lot of words. I still spew too many words. I’m getting better believe it or not at holding back. Saving an email in draft or pausing before I pounce as my friend Karen Ehman says. Erase that text before I send it and pray. Even when feelings are hurt.
Some of my deepest wounds in my heart have been WORDS spoken to me or about me.
Some of my biggest affirmations in life have been WORDS spoken over me. Friends encouraging my gifts. Mentors speaking truth into my life.
Words – they matter. For better or worse.
I find it so ironic that I started this blog with a desire to say so much and share so much and now this space is changing. I certainly will still write – but this space is becoming more about you. Your story. What others are doing. And definitely about what God wants to say and far less about what I need to say.
In the heart of my being is an encourager. I LOVE to notice a gift in others and affirm it.
I love to cheer my friends on. Tell them to keep going. Tell them they matter.
This space is one way to do that. It may feel like I’m constantly trying to sell you on something – when truly I want you to know about really great people all around you that love Jesus and are doing neat things.
Today – I want to tell you about Paige and Jeannie. Because I’m really proud of them.
Quick! Jeannie is on this morning!
Noonday Fall is Here! Meet Paige!
My precious friend Paige is a contributor here and a part of amazing things with Noonday. The fall line releases today! Check it out. If you missed her trip stories with Jen Hatmaker, Kelle Hampton and the rest of the crew – catch up here.
This summer Noonday Collection and International Justice Mission came together as part of a collaboration that fused fashion and justice for what we called our #StyleForJustice Story Team Trip to Rwanda. We journeyed with an influential group of storytellers and introduced them to Rwandan women who have overcome injustice and have been empowered through economic opportunity. By coming alongside these women and sharing their stories, our storytellers were able to raise awareness for the vulnerable and inspire others to get involved and use their voices for good.
Tomorrow, More From You!
Tomorrow, I’ll take another chance to showcase one of you! A Lil Light O’ Mine reader that I met who is a fantastic writer and mom. I love our community of moms. We are all in this together.
Hoping I use my words for good today – with my kids and my friends.