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?

 

Dissonance {A Real Talk}

Dissonance.

What do you do when life grates against your core?
What do you choose to remember when soul and mind are is disagreement or disarray?
Do you lean in? Walk away? Bury your head in the sand?
Is dissonance a stigma, or does it point you to a deeper truth?

I find myself in a new season.  It’s one of pruning, releasing, settling, and restoration.  All.  At.  Once.  It’s a bit overwhelming when dissonance shows up on your doorstep.  It demands attention.  It requires my sight and my heart.  So today I am listening, leaning in to the whisper.

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Hidden Treasures

I’ve lived much of my life in compartments.  Writing about difficult subjects made me tear down walls and rebuild foundational dreams.  I could see hope in the spaces between the healing and the hurt.  They were not in vain.  An invitation to just be and to be whole drew me in.  There was room, spacious room, for my heart to live a better story even among the ashes.   

Living through the uncomfortable places forced me to see the coals of my life, only they were no longer coals.  Glimmers of diamonds burst from crushed and bent places.  Losses were no longer dead weights around my neck.  Losses were no longer shameful or points of contention to be avoided.  The compression, the intense pressure, and pain no longer frighten me.  Instead, they remind me God makes beautiful things from the dust of my life.  

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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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