31 Days to Figuring Out the Pieces


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I've spent the last several months reading many encouraging books. Books containing topics that move my heart, move me to tears. They stir something deep within me, they fill an ache I didn't know existed. Some topics would potentially stir many people to tears, others perhaps were more specific to me as an individual. But all left me wanting more, more involvement on my part, more of the Lord opening doors allowing me to be a part of something bigger than just what is going on in front of me right now. 

You see I've spent a lot of time this past year feeling lost. Wrecked. Shattered to pieces in a good way. I have been learning so much in the process. There has been a lot of transition (we have moved 3 times in the last 12 months alone), we changed church communities and I have a different job. So pretty much everything we knew in life changed. We have had a lot of family coming and going this summer, lots of difficult personal challenges, lots of finding influence removed in some areas & many great refining moments during it all. 

There has been a significant amount of confusion. 
And I still haven't figured it all out.
Maybe not even a lot of it.

A sweet friend of mine challenged me a few weeks ago as we were talking on the phone. I was discussing some of these shattered emotions with her & she asked me why I was hiding my mess under the bed. Why I was waiting to be used by God until I had it all figured out. She challenged me to share through the mess, if I felt it was appropriate to share. 

So after prayer and much consideration, I pulled my box of unwritten posts out from under the bed where they have been gathering dust for the past year. I have grabbed my rainboots and decided to jump into the messy puddle with both feet. No toe dipping to test the waters first. 
Exploring the messy pieces of passions which the Lord stirs in my heart periodically.

This will be just me....sharing more than I possibly ever have before. 
Writing through this bizarre mess of interests the Lord has laid on my heart, trying to make sense of how the pieces all fit together. Because most of the time, I haven't got a clue what the bigger picture looks like.

I'm hoping you will join me during this series. Write a series of your own maybe, or leave me comments on your thoughts, or just pray for clarity for me sweet friends! 
It's about to get vulnerable over here. Very real and maybe very messy.
But in the process, I am hoping to uncover the pieces and the way some of them should fit together. 

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