I had the blessing of attending Breathe Christians Writer’s Conference for the third time this weekend. I’m so thankful to live so close to this space of great encouragement.
I wanted to share some of that encouragement.
Brenda Yoder shared that when we honor God by honoring our stories, we become whole.
It is so important that we embrace who God made us to be.
We can embrace those things that make us uniquely who we are.
We don’t need to bury our talents.
Or ratchet down our successes.
Lynn Austin reminded us to give our families the gift of encouraging us in our dreams.
I have always loved these beautiful words from Lupito Nyong’o during her 2014 Oscar acceptance speech. “No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”
and from the keynote speaker James Scott Bell
fall in love with the gift God has given you.
Today, I give you permission to hold the frailty of your dreams and the beautiful ways God has created you close. Take them to heart. Share them. Believe you are worthy,
because you very much are.