Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Finding Your Worth in a Wearied World {of Words}

I had planned to write to you today about my disbelief in belonging in this space, here at Outside the City Gate. I could have provided Tammy and Amy with a list of others more qualified to share words with you.

My belief . . . my words are unworthy and not-enough.

Numerous times I intended to contact Tammy with an excuse to push off my turn to share. Truth be told, I had a good reason to delay as my husband’s return from Afghanistan was only days away. I had a homecoming to prepare for.

But God (two of my favorite words in the Bible) had other plans. When I would begin to draft an email to Tammy with my reasonable excuse for delaying and God would stop me. “Not yet. I have words for you to share. Wait on me.”

{photo credit: Lisa Kerner, For Simply Living}
My husband returned home on Saturday, September 20th. I have watched over and over again the video prepared by our Executive Pastor documenting his homecoming and I keep humming these words:

“How great is our God – sing with me
How great is our God – and all will see
How great, how great is our God”

As I hum I wonder, how can I sing of His greatness yet still long for more? What is the more I am longing for?

Would you join me over at Outside the City Gate where I am sharing my first post as a regular contributor? You can read the rest of my post here.

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***I have decided to participate in the #write31days challenge. BUT instead of sharing here on my blog [since I am technically on a blogging break] I will be writing and sharing on my blog Facebook page. For those of you not on Facebook, you can follow along here.

My topic: 31 Days of Navigating to a New Normal.


  1. Bummer! I don't do Facebook ... I hope maybe you'll share little recaps or snippets here and there?


    1. Linda, I did think of you when I decided to share on Facebook only. I'm trying out something to see if this still allows for you to read. See landing page >>
      If that doesn't work let me know. Hugs.

    2. Super-dupe ... Works perfectly! Thanks for going the extra step to accommodate us Facebook-less readers!

      I so respect your decision not to spread yourself too thin all over social media world. Wise, you are!

      Love ya!


  2. I echo what Linda said...bummer for those of us who aren't on Facebook!

    1. Jill, let me know if this works.
      And I will most likely be sharing on Google+ too.


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