They are lauded and lofted as the things that make community work.
These are needed and craved by human hearts.
But the words.
Our past hurts.
Our current insecurities.
These words play red-rover with our hearts and minds since we are both wired for flight in unsafe scenarios and wired to need connection.
Connection and having a home for your heart is important to me.
It is part of chasing hope.
The hope that as I laugh and cry, dance and bleed, sing and silence in front of you, here, on this blog each Friday in the Love Strong Chronicles, that you will find parts of your story come alive. That you will lean into people near you and share your story. That you will spill across the internet with your big bad bold self and own your passion. That you will heal and arise, that you will do good work where you can, and that you will never give up.
Chase hope with me.
Share your story.
The one you lived last week or the one from decades past.
The one you are proud of and the one you trying to free from shame in.
Friend, I am convinced, that in the sharing of stories–
the story of my life,
the unleashing of yours,
the listening and learning of what real is,
that connections and community will be birthed and our hearts will be of great hope.
Story sharers– We will become a more humble strong, a more resilient courage, and a more active surrendering people.
I am excited to join with places like (in)courage, an online community that has gone got their boots on to hit the floor of our hearts and raise our eyes to community anew.
I am honored to be a part of their 2014 (in)Real Life Conference this April 25 & 26. This is a conference comes to you, right where you do your life.
This FREE conference takes the time to share how real life takes real stories.
Meet our crew of speakers HERE.
Check out the agenda and register HERE.
So consider this your invitation if you haven’t gotten one already.
Your thing? Join in!
Not your thing? Give it a try.
Not a woman? You know one, right?
Not sure your friend was invited? Get on that!
This isn’t a conference of saints or uncontrollable sobbing, but it is of those who hope and those who will lift emotions to the light of day as stories chase and rest in beautiful truths our hearts need to hear.
And, did I mention, we need YOUR story. We invite you, share life with us a while.
Join us in a month.
Feel free to learn more by visiting the Twitter party tonight at 9 pm EST by searching for the hashtag #inRL or zipping me an email.
If you are in the Twin Cities, I will be hosting in my home Friday night and joining a meet up in Edina on Saturday. You are welcome to join me at either or both places.
In real life…