As most of you know, Robert Vore and I launched the CXMH Podcast: A Podcast at the Intersection of Christianity and Mental Health a few months ago. We are so excited to announce what we hope will become an amazing annual event, “Liturgy of the Forsaken: A Night of Stories and Struggle,” which will take place […]
“We either own our stories (even the messy ones), or we stand outside of them-denying our vulnerabilities and imperfections, orphaning the parts of us that don’t fit in with who/what we think we’re supposed to be, and hustling for other people’s approval of our worthiness.” ~Brené Brown What is your story? Deeper than your name, […]
Do you want to tell the story of something really great you accomplished, but fear sounding like a pompous ass? Do you want to tell the story of the hardest lesson you ever learned, but don’t know how to say that the story isn’t over yet? You’re frustrated because you still feel stuck in the middle of learning it and wonder if you really have anything to offer anyone else.
Am I right?
Our stories are all different. The who, what, when, where, why, and how change from person to person. But the one common denominator is that all of our stories have power.
A few weeks ago, in the Grace is Messy Facebook group, one friend mentioned that she was learning to look at her story of “coming out” in the same way that I look at my suicide story. “It is my story,” she said. But it’s only part of her story. Just like I am not […]
Ever wondered how to stop living in the past and be present in the now? It’s possible. Here’s how. How many times do I go back to my past and try to find life there? Digging up memories of former hurts, dwelling on old mistakes and pain I buried years ago? It reminds me of Mary […]