What Is Needed Now {#RealTalkTuesday}

13. February 2018 Real Talk Tuesday 0

Though it’s been a long while, I’m excited to say: It’s Real Talk Tuesday time!!! I began my Real Talk Tuesday blog series a few years ago and kept up with it sporadically, but I find the need to begin again (more RTT). The goal is to be the real, live the real, write the real, and encourage myself and others to hold faith through it all. The silence of holding in all the words doesn’t work. In sharing the stories, we find a grace that buoys us. We find ourselves lifted from the mire of life. We find a new perspective that shifts us from despair to hope, from death to life, from pain to promise and healing. That is the power of story. It is acknowledging that life is challenging, but nothing we can’t rise to meet. In our first invitation for 2018, we’re talking about need.

I don’t know about you but it seems so much is needed now. We need things like love, peace, joy, reconciliation, restoration, truth, forgiveness, grace, justice, and belonging. It feels heavy, but I think it’s worth mulling over, working through, calling one another to action, and living the truth of what we say we believe. As a Christ follower, I want His word to be true and actionable in my life. After all He called us to do good works, to show the evidence of our faith (not something we earn to get into heaven but what we do because of who He is in us). So I need and want to get real about loving people well no matter what, speaking truth even when it’s uncomfortable, and doing the work of reconciliation in my sphere of influence because I know it will make a difference no matter how small. What about you? What is the need you see? Tell your story.
Real Talk Tuesday is all about honoring the stories we carry within ourselves and allowing them to speak of the light we find hidden in the darkest places. Join us this week as we talk about what is needed now. Our hope is that these words will encourage you. Come on along and join the story.
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One hope we have is that we’ll share one another’s stories as we’re able to. Nor participation requirements here. But if you want to, feel free to …

  1. Share your post (the actual post link URL).
  2. Comment on the person before you or after you.
  3. Encourage that person.
  4. Share the link up. Use hash tag #realtalktuesday to share the love.
  5. As always may our words be seasoned with salt and grace.  May our words empower, encourage, and equip. Happy writing!!!

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