Moving to My New Website

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 a direction that is right for me, so you’ll find me writing at my new, self-hosted website.  The name is  now my own at marviadavidson.com.  Because being yourself works best when you’re wholly yourself.  It is a work in progress, but isn’t that just like life.  It demands your showing up and being real.  But there is grace enough and plenty of room to grow.

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

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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

The Truth About Imperfection

Today, I invite you to tell the real-talk truth about imperfection.  My offering is a poem.  What truth of imperfection is rising up in you?  What have you learned about being imperfect?   I’ve learned I don’t have to be always perfect.  God is doing a good work in me, work that I cannot even begin to do.  He is faithful.  And His work is perfectly good.

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The Beauty of Stillness

There is a beauty in the stillness. There is a healing in the calm. What is the whisper you hear in the quietness?

My heart needed the following words as sweet reminder: Be kind to yourself. None of us are living perfect lives. There is grace enough. In this moment practice being still. Wait in the solace. You will find hope. You will find peace.

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Do not be afraid of the silence. Let your soul be still. Let your heart ponder. May you hear God speak to the deep places in your heart and soul.

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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.