Hope Speaks

Stopping.

Twilight

Twilight

Twilights like this one lead me to ponder life.
Am I exhausted because I work hard?
Am I tired because I’m doing the most?
Am I worn out because I’m trying to be too much?

All valid questions.

Even the art of a friendless vivid moon in
nature whispers the need for me to
be still and know.
To be still and rest.
To be still and cease from fruitless toil.
To be alone in the silence.

To be …

Why is that so hard for some of us?

Sanctuary in Euless, Texas

Sanctuary in Euless, Texas

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Redefining Grace

A Real Talk on grace.

I believe God has placed in each of us divine gifts that are an expression of who He is.  Thinking about this idea helps me to remember I’m not on the earth to keep up with anyone else.  I’m not here to compete with another soul.  There’s no magic “thing” for me to do just to fit in.  I can just simply be, and so can you.  Grace says keep moving forward, child, you can make it.  Grace says, no mistake is great enough to disqualify you from living an abundant life.

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We’d love for you to join us. Poem, Song, Essay, Story, Blog Post, or Photo Essay – share the words and images that speak of truth. Your voice will be heard here. We’re ready to hear your stories. We honor each voice here.

All we ask is that you keep it G/PG, share your post, comment on the person before you or after you, and share the link up. As always may our words be seasoned with salt and grace. May our words empower, encourage, and equip.

Write 31 Days with Friends

In the month of October, I am participating in the 31 Days of Writing challenge.

I want to settle in to what it means to be called, to be the beloved, to be a daughter, to be accepted, to be chosen, to be of faith, to be loved, to be forgiven, to be whole, to be authentic, and to belong.  What does it mean when all of those things collide?  A beautiful mess?  Filthy ashes?  A phoenix rising?  I want to know.  Life is too short not to explore and excavate the depths of who we can become.  Follow along at my blog: marviadavidson.com

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You’ll also find some of my very dear writing friends participating in the challenge too.  Their words are passion, restoration, love, writing, gentleness, fire, hope, renewal, grace, wisdom, and peace.

31 Days of Drawing Fresh Life from Scriptures Root Words (dive into the bible)

31 Days of Authenticity with Dana Butler (real talk about authenticity)

31 Days of Movement with Suzanne Terry (getting fit and healthy)

31 Days of Hope for a Messed Up Marriage with Ciaobhe (relationships)

31 Days of Stability with Jamie Bagley (living a present life)

31 Days of Walking Brave with Caris Adel (real talk about bravery)

31 Days of Gentleness for the Rest of Us with Em (bible and gentleness studies)

31 Days of Excavating Faith with Marvia (knowing who you are)

Shoot Like a Girl 31 Days with Ronne Rock (daily photography)

31 Days of Fragment Faith (Statements on faith with Hope)

31 Days of Soul Tending with Chrystal Southwell (health for the soul)

31 Day of Love and Making it with Nicole (loving ourselves and our bodies)

31 Days of Grounding with Lisha (remember who and Whose you are

31 Days of Faith and Mental Health with Bethany (faith and heart/head health)

I Will Declare…

To declare is to speak out truth, to proclaim, to voice what must be said. What truth do you need to declare? Today, for my 31 days of writing series, I’m declaring what it means to be beloved of God. These are truths I want rooted deep in my heart and soul.

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Declarations. What real talk truths do you need to declare

Moving and 31 Days Of…

Change is inevitable.  You either move with it, or it moves over you.  I’ve decided to move with it.  It’s just that time to do so – curating my brand, thoughts, and creative ideas.  I started this blog back in 2009, and I want to keep writing about thoughts on living and authentic life.  It’s something I value.  I also value moving in the direction that is right for me, so you’ll find me writing how a new, self-hosted website.  The name is  now my own, and you’ll find me at marviadavidson.com.  Because being yourself works best when you’re wholly yourself.

I’m grateful for each of you who has followed this blog.  I appreciate your support.  I invite you to join me there.  So come on over.

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In the month of October, I’m doing the 31 Days of… writing challenge.  It’s Calling the Beloved Home: 31 Days of Excavating Faith.   I want to settle in to what it means to be called, to be the beloved, to be a daughter, to be accepted, to be chosen, to be of faith, to be loved, to be forgiven, to be whole, to be authentic, and to belong.  What does it mean when all of those things collide?  A beautiful mess?  Filthy ashes?  A phoenix rising?  I want to know.  Life is too short not to explore and excavate the depths of who we can become.

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Today, I give myself permission to fully be.  You can do that same for yourself.  We are never more alive than when we are most ourselves.  We are beautiful stories unfolding.

What is the story you will tell?