I love books for their stories, for the places they whisk me off to, for the way my heart gets wrapped up in the lives of the characters. The best kinds of stories are fraught with all kinds of ups and downs, heartache and happiness, sorrow and suspense, tragedy and triumph.
But the real game changer in any story is love.
Not just the romantic, oohs and aaahs kind of love, but a life changing love. A deep loyalty that leaves the reader longing for a love that will take them away and change their life in the same way as the character’s; a redeeming love. Redeeming love upends any story, changes the plot line, and leaves you breathless knowing beyond all doubt that it was worth it.
What I love even more than reading books, is hearing people’s true-life stories.
We all have a story. We’re all on a journey and I wish that I could step through the screen, hand you a mocha, and you could tell me where you’ve been, where you are, and your hopes for where you’re going. Because I can’t, I would like to invite you in to my own cyber coffee shop as I muse about my story and where I am on my journey as a mom, a wife, a friend, and most importantly, a Christ-follower. It’s my hope that parts of my story will touch parts of your heart and that you will then share parts of your story here so we can encourage each other. We weren’t designed to live this life alone and I’ve come to find out that most of the time, we don’t give community the value that it’s worth as we walk through the pages of our lives here on earth.
So, come on in and find something new to eat, a fun activity to try, or a little encouragement for where you’re at for today. Maybe in the middle of the chaos of my story, you’ll find truth about love and the God who desperately pursues you in order to cover you with His redemption. I’m so glad you’ve stopped over and I look forward to hearing from you!
Grace & Peace,