So, I guess I always knew I was a writer. But Relevant showed me just how much I enjoy expressing myself through writing, whether it is in my own personal journal, through blogging, through letter writing...anything!
Ann talked about telling stories in her keynote address:
Jesus told stories. It was how he taught his disciples.
I am a mess and you are a mess. But I hope you will keep telling your stories in the middle of your messiness. ~Ann Voskamp
I have to tell stories because in telling stories I not only heal myself but someone else.
I am a writer. So I must keep writing in some form, to tell my stories, so I can heal and others can heal.
We must share our stories in some form with others. We must be authentic and real about ourselves. We all have a story, written by God. We should have the freedom within ourselves to tell it.
The things that can change eternal lives are the things no one wants to talk about. Serena Woods
when we submit our lives to what we read
in Scripture, we find that we are not being
led to see God in our stories,
but our stories in God’s.
God is the larger context and plot
in which our stories find themselves.