Your Story Is Important To Me

May I interrupt this Series (Canning & Preserving), to speak from my heart to yours?

This week has brought me unexpected turns and delays in my writing.  And, I am so grateful for that.  While rocking my sick baby for days on the porch, and walking her through the night, I have been thinking…and praying.

For you.  So many of YOU.

While I am in this season of quiet here, and loving my family, with all that I have this week, can we reverse our roles, and you share with me?

You have a story.  I know so many of you, and you inspire me.  I want to hear where you are today, and how you got there.

If you could share your heart, your hurts, and your healing ..This time to encourage others with the real life stories that we all have is an opportunity that I would love to see bloom.

Right here.  While I rock my feverish baby, or snap green-beans…As I edit my new eBook, or listen to my children play, I would love to get to know YOU more.

This is how you have pressed in on my heart.  A piece of you – that you have left with me:

**The couple that lost baby after baby, and then finally gives birth to the most special gift on earth – a baby boy, whom they sacrifice their lives to bring him into his fullest potential in adulthood.  Who are the most loving and caring parents I have ever met.  Allowing their child’s faith to bring them to a new place in life.  Where there is healing and amazing worship.  The parents of a young man, who blesses all that meet him, and the man and wife who work side by side to uphold and encourage one another as the days get long.

**The woman who is shunned by her family because of choices she and her new husband have made, and yet she encourages so many with her words, and her patience – allowing God to work in and through each situation.

**The army wife who has suffered deep depression after each baby, and suffers silently alone.  Whom has given this over to the Lord to heal and give her strength.  He has had the victory.

**Another blogger – who has been the most steadfast encourager on my blog from day one.  Always faithful with God’s Word to provide hope and joy.  So appreciated, and truly loves those she invest her life into – everywhere.

**The mom who is weary.  Tired to the bone, and really doesn’t want to make every day cheerful.  Afraid that others will think she is less than perfect, and can find hope in my imperfections.  Amen.

What is your story?  Would you share here today?  

If an email would be easier – please feel free to share there. (

Today – below – Your story is important to me… and I would love to share in your journey.

 Go ahead – Your story is meant to be shared – He wrote it with you in mind.  Will you share it with me?




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    Stephanie Kay
    August 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I’ve been thinking a lot about my story this week. 8 years ago we left a church in a major split – the kind everyone points there fingers at for Christians being unlovely. Since then we’ve been apart of 2 churches. A month ago we changed churches again. And finally, it felt like we came home. And after nearly a decade of wandering in a dry wilderness God is gently watering my spirit. It’s a good place to be.

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      August 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

         Your story has resonated in me – I cried while reading it aloud to my husband.  For the hope in your words – “It felt like we finally came home.” – we pray that will be a some day for us too.  we are in the dry wilderness.  Thank you for sharing – For I am learning more and more – When I am silent – God speaks through all of you.  Blessings my new friend!  Thank you!

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    August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

    September, I have seen you blossom and grow over the years.  I love coming to your blog to see how you are going to encourage people with each post that you do.

     I love blogging…and I have considered it,…and facebook, as my ministry to others, since I am not as active as I used to be because of my age and health, it gives me an outlet to reach out to people in Christian love.

    I really do feel as though I know each of you personally…as I pray for you and your family…and for all of my other online friends.  My husband John joins with me in our prayer sessions…and the Lord has blessed in so many ways!  As retired people we have the time to be prayer warriors…and we love it!

    I always wanted to have a house full of children.  I enjoy reading about your adventures as a large family.  I know you have gone through much heartache, and yet you have such joy…because you have let the Lord touch your life with comfort…and peace….and hope…and love!  You share that love so well.

    God has indeed given me many “adopted girls” here in blogland…and YOU are one of them sweet September!  I love my three daughters so much…and all of our 11 grandchildren…and also the ones who live in heaven with Jesus!  But there is always room for more chicks under this old momma hens wings!

    I truly feel so blessed…and I thank God for you, and for my other daughters in Christ!

    Love, Momma Linda

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    August 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    New here, but I love this. I love your heart. I’ve been contemplating which part of my story to tell and how to tell it. It’s harder than it seems like it should be.

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    August 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I’m emailing you:)

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    August 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    So excited to hear more about your eBook! You go girl!

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    Trina Holden
    August 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    ha. You know my story better than I know myself some days! (thanking you for that friendship) So, how about I give you a glimpse into just today’s story?
    Claire woke me several times during the night, finally at 5 I couldn’t get back to sleep . It will make for a tired day, but as I’m not already in a deficit, we’ll be ok.
    Today I will grocery shop at walmart (blech! lol), work on swimming lessons in the lovely little pool the Lord provided for $40, start thinking about what to pack and what to leave on the bus when we head back up North. And I will read a good book for a little while. 🙂 And think of you in your rocker on your porch. 🙂

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    Stacy Williams
    August 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Love this post! And lines up so much with what God is doing over at my site:

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    Rachel @ Day2dayjoys
    August 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I have so many stories but the ultimate story is that my story is God’s story! Because I can try, I can plan to the best of my ability, I can be scheduled & organized, I can be happy or sad, there is so much that I can be but ultimately my story is in His hands! For His plans are better than mine and EVERY time he will go beyond my beyond! (Eph. 3:20)

    I remember finding your blog around the time that Allume was last year and I almost bought your ticket… my life was going good, I would check on your writings from time to time but it wasn’t until recently when I was hurting and hopeless when I ran across & read your posts about your losses and your hope, for I was going through my 2nd loss this year. You truly encouraged me!

    So my story is that even in the storms on life… surrender to Him and let Him lead my life! (Even though it can be so hard at times)


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    Julie Rothacher
    August 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    You’ve inspired me to write from the heart today. I had to stop reading after your 1st line. I headed over to my blog and just wrote. Not based on a cute picture of my babes. Not based on a series I’m contributing to. None of that. Just from the heart.
    My story…today:

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    Jamie Mehan
    August 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Oh my goodness!  Thank you for asking!  I popped over here from Allume on twitter (I’m going too!  Hooray!) for the first time and I can’t wait to read more on your blog.  I have one word for my story…  grace.  I know I’m not the only one out there with this story.  I’ll be musing over it, attempting to put it all right in my head and then from my mind to the keyboard, which is always the tricky part.  I hope that I’ll be able to put it down in such a way that brings Him all the glory.

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