Things that Matter

I get overwhelmed with this writing thing often. A few years ago, when I started, I didn’t have any real goals but to share my heart and search for Hope with you all. I got lost in trying to find my audience and caring if you showed up and read my words and wondering where this would go and learning how to make a better site and questioning if it mattered and comparing my words to others, my story to others.

I’m not getting anywhere I want to go fast enough. Or maybe at all.

And then I get overwhelmed with all the things I want to say, all the things that need to get done, the feelings of it not mattering anyway, and so I don’t. And that’s why it’s been too long since I’ve shared here. Cause my life and my thoughts and my feelings are messy.

But I’m here.

Because it does matter. Not because I’m of any significant importance- but because we all are, and because the stories of all of us matter. And I want to keep hearing yours.

Oh, and the revelation of the day for me? (And yes, this is one of those that I think God keeps revealing to me over and over and must frustrate Him sometimes.) There is no fast enough, there is no timeline. There is today, and what I can do with that. He’s got plenty of time to use me and love me, and let me do the same for others.

Today I’ll beat myself up a bit less over my time away and release the pressure valve that says I’m not getting “there” fast enough, and just hang out with you here. Because really, there is no “there”- it’s just simply “here now.”

Do you believe any of these crazy lies, like that your voice doesn’t need to be heard? It does my friend, it does.




  1. Yes! I am struggling to believe that my voice matters and i am taking steps to mKe sure I believe it.

    • I think most of us struggle with that, but the key to me seems to just keep telling myself. Over and over and over… But hearing others say it helps too, so I wanted to make sure I said it for some that may need it.

  2. Beautifully said!
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  3. Oh how you speak MY heart! I am exactly where you are… stuck really. Depleted and questioning my purpose, His Plan- all of it. I feel fried, burned out, and empty in many ways these days. Is it all worth it? Where or when will I see the fruit of my labor? Stuck.

    And yet- I KNOW that God has a plan and a purpose- and sometimes, I need to just lean on what I KNOW and not what I feel. I’m glad you are HERE, in this moment- reaching and sharing and holding value where it so deserves. We KNOW that God can use each and every one of us…

    And He does. In His own time, His own ways. We just must stay faithful…
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    • I’m so stuck that it took me too long to respond… daily battle to get there, but I am. Thank you so much for encouraging me that I’m not alone!

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