Today I’m doing something I’ve never done on the blog before.
Actually, TWO things.
- I’m sharing about what my faith has looked like in these years of suffering. The REAL emotions and the raw places. No pretty bows or shiny packaging here.
- I’m sharing via podcast…aka: BY VOICE. (Can you hear my knees knocking?)
I’ve hesitated sharing much more than little pieces here and there, quite frankly out of FEAR.
Fear that others will hear these words and give one of the many “cures” or critiques that I have come to dread.
Fear that the cognitive issues Lyme has caused would make recording this episode difficult (and they did – I lost track of how many takes it took to get it done).
But I took the tiny strands of courage I had and wove them together the best I could, to deliver this message to whoever would hear.
I believe this is bigger than any criticism I may or may not receive. That sharing my story is more important than any reason I may have for staying quiet. For labeling it as “too personal.”
So here it is. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s raw and honest.
I share for others fighting illness, loss, depression, fear or (insert your current life challenge here).
For the one feeling lost in the darkness and overwhelmed by the silence, aching to sense God’s nearness.
And for the one who’s walking alongside a friend or family member facing the storm.
It’s here for whoever needs to hear that they’re not alone in this struggle.
If you have wrestled with a similar experience or simply want to share your story, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to lean on each other.
Much love to you, readers.
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