Enough Grace

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.

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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.

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Why Real Talk Matters to Me

Story Sessions is a writing community I joined last year.  It’s a community of women who write, dream, create, and encourage one another.  A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed on how Real Talk Tuesday came to be.

I didn’t intend to start Real Talk Tuesday.  It was one of those things that just happened (though I think something like it was always rumbling around in my heart).  It was an offshoot of where I wanted to take my own writing, but I wanted to do it in community.  A few months ago I took part of a healing support group called Mending the Soul.  It’s changed my life (keeps changing my life), my perspective, and how I see authenticity and living out truth.  It was all about dealing with hard truths about one’s self and its impact on how we relate to people and issues in our lives.  It’s more than that, but that was the impetus toward healing and restoration.

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Why Story 101?

bogel art marvia davidsonWhat does one do when her career world falls to pieces and all that’s left is uncertainty?  I had lost a job and needed a creative outlet.  I chose to journal and write about my experience.  The one thing I remember is thinking while unemployed, I want to be in a writing community.  I had never been in one.  I didn’t even know if it would be the right thing for me to do.  I only knew I wanted to be among a community of writers.

After all, what else was I going to do with all the time I have been “gifted,” aside from job searching and networking?  I took a chance on diving into writing community with a course called Story 101 (affiliate link).  My creative life hasn’t been that same since, and it’s one of the best investments I have made.

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Why the Story Matters

It’s Real Talk Tuesday time, and this week our theme is: “Why the Story Matters.” Let that sink in for a moment. What is the story you’ve been hiding? Where are the words crackling like fire in your bones? Have you taken on self-imposed silence? Why?

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.

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Entering In. Breaking Out

highway marvia davidsonWelcome to Real Talk Tuesday.  This time next week I will have same name where you found me before, but the site will be self-hosted, and I hope to see you there.  I’m so glad you’re with us this week.  I’m so glad we’re on this journey together.  It’s Real Talk Tuesday time.  This week we’re talking about “entering in.”

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