Every now and then someone says to me “You should write a book” or “You should publish that (sermon/presentation/ class).” I thought that maybe I would start small and write a blog instead.
I have always been a conversationalist. I love to hear people’s stories and I love to tell them my stories. Most of all, I love the way that our stories lift each other up and help us cope with the challenges that life throws at us every day. I think the things we say to each other matter, and I think that we can make a big difference by telling our truths in public. The truth is at a premium these days. Scratch any politician and you’ll know what I mean: there is too much hidden, too many secrets, too many lies. Maybe it’s time to start telling the truth, being vulnerable, and letting ourselves be fully visible to others with all of our flaws and frailties. There’s a part of me that wonders if the majority of what is wrong with our world is our lack of ability to trust one another–after all, how can we trust one another when the truth is so very rare?
So…this is my truth, and that’s all.
In case you were wondering, I’m an ordained Methodist minister and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I married the love of my life in 1988 and was blessed with two beautiful daughters, one in 1992 and the other in 1995. I’m a Midwestern girl who has lived in the wild, wild west since 1990 and I like it better here.