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.
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.
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
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)
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.
This month I’ll be talking a lot about authenticity, moving forward, staying in your lane, holding faith, being real, being authentic, and how there’s more than enough grace. It’s a 31 Days Of… challenge for me. Maybe you have one too. I invite you to join me on the journey. Kicks off October 1st and runs the entire month. It will perfectly imperfect, and that’s okay.
Till then, here are thoughts on grace.
Grace is not something you have to work for. It is a gift. It’s nothing you could have earned. You don’t have to work to keep it. God did ALL the work. What a relief!!!!
If you want to sign up for the Authenticity Challenge, which is part of my 31 Days of.. project, sign up here. You’ll find encourage to equip you to be more you.
We’re also still doing Real Talk Tuesdays. This weeks topic is: the truth about imperfection. Link goes live Tuesday.
A Love Letter of Hope – A Time for Mourning a Time for Dancing
Life isn’t always beautiful roses and fragrant daffodils. Sometimes life carries the stench of dead things – dead dreams, dead hopes, dead feelings, loss of people, loss of relationships. It reeks of pungent rottenness. We’ve all been there. Heads hanging so low, not even the sun can lift them. Hearts so heavy with the ashes of our pain that we are immobilized. Yes, life isn’t always a beautiful song. Sometimes it is the wincing melody of screeching nails on black chalkboard.
Leaf on the Ground by Marvia Davidson