Five Minute Friday: Story

Everyone has a story. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not makes it no less real.

For some of us it’s raw and x-rated. For others it’s seemingly simple and without consequence. I believe all are intertwined. It’s messy and at times unattractive. But there are those moments of undeniable beauty. The ones where the world stops moving under our feet and we hear our heart pumping life as our lungs fill with air. If only for a moment, we feel utterly euphoric at the awareness of our oneness with the Creator.

Jim Palmer posted this picture the other day with the caption, “Every single person has at least one secret that would break your heart. If we could just remember this, I think there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world.” Frank Warren.  You know my name

Isn’t this so true?!

I have a story. It is always evolving, developing and revealing the purpose behind much of my pain.

I recently shared my story with a banquet room full of women and God showed up in a big way. It was absolutely incredible and completely not of me.

It wasn’t until I invited God into the story that things began to change. Nothing was ever hidden from him anyway, but he wanted my willingness to receive.

People love stories. Bad or good, they want to here about the experience of others in hopes of finding strength they didn’t know they had.

I am looking so forward to sharing, with you, what is happening in my story and the exciting direction I am going. I can’t write it all down yet, but I will, soon.

In the meantime, thank you for listening to, reading and sharing my story. I am grateful for each and every one of you.

I love the prompt this week. Wanna play along? Click HERE to join in with the #FMF community of writers.

11 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Story

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  3. I have always loved your story Joy and the way God has taken that and blessed others. I do believe that we need to seek out people’s stories; to know them and to connect with them in a meaningful way. Some will share their story easily some not at all. It helps if we make ourselves vulnerable and share our story. I believe everyone has heartache and scares they seldom share and to know them is to see them in new light.

    I am so interested in what is going on in your story now. I look forward to your sharing of that!

  4. Hi Joy! I am coming over from FMF.

    I DO love stories! and they never end in beautiful new chapters, as I am sure you will have!

    Nice to meet you 🙂

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