I'd say "Welcome to my new blog" but it sounds so shallow, because truly, I am honored you are here.
This blog has been a long time coming for me, something I've felt in my soul for a year or longer but delayed until circumstances (namely, God at work) coaxed me out of the shadows. The shadows that seem to hide and comfort - yet ultimately, destroy.
So I HAD to write this.
And I'm honored you're here to read it.
Because this blog is for me. But it's mostly for you.
For the heart that wakes each morning with a constant ache.
For the soul that goes to bed each night wondering where God was that day.
For the mind that knows the answers but doesn't want to accept them.
For the Christian who smiles at church while their heart breaks deep within.
For the woman who feels the pressure to be it all, do it all, until she simply dissolves.
For the man who is searching for purpose.
For the teen who desires acceptance.
For you, dear reader.
How can I cover all of those heart-deep topics in one blog, you ask? Well, truly - I can't. But Jesus can. And He's inviting you, as He did me, to do one thing.
Get honest. Get exposed. Get vulnerable.
Because here's another truth - you are NOT alone.
On this blog, I'll be posting Scripture, song lyrics, lessons from my own life, and guest blogs from other authors on what getting real means to them. We're not alone, in our heartache or in our rejoicing. This blog is meant to be a safe, nonjudgmental avenue for the broken. For those who are tired of the masks and the aura of perfection and want to be seen. Want to be heard. Want to be healed.
Want to get real.