with every birthday comes the realization of two things.
one) i’m one year older.
two) i can have an even better year this year. how can i make that happen?
goals. that’s right, folks. goals are what keep life spicy.
i had a great birthday this past weekend. spent lots of time with family & friends. speaking of friends . . .
i have real life friends. i have instagram friends. i have twitter friends. i have grocery store friends. i have facebook friends. i have snapchat friends. i have blog friends.
about two years ago, i met an awesome girl on twitter. she was a runner AND
loved loves jesus. we tweeted (yes, it’s a verb) back and forth for a while. i’d say after month of tweeting, we became twitter friends. yep. she was in the twitter friend group.
for a while, she had been hashtaging (again, this is a verb) #shereadstruth. i thought it was so clever. i read truth too! & i loved how she was talking in third person.
one day i accidentally i clicked on the hashtag & realized she wasn’t referring to herself. she was part of a community of ladies who love the Lord & share & discuss ideas from an online, interactive devo!!
holy smokes! i was so IN. so PUMPED. i joined the #shereadstruth community about a year ago. it’s so easy peasy & FUN.
if you have the youversion bible app, you can search She Reads Truth & all the reading plans will pop up. i like to read along with the rest of the community so that i can stalk people & find out what the heck i just read & what the heck it really means, but you can literally read any plan you want at ANY time.
i’ve been on my journey with christ since i was 12 years old. so i’m going on 14 years – but it’s been different for the past five years. it’s been more intentional. i’m not perfect. i don’t try to be. i don’t have quiet devo times with God everyday. i don’t journal everyday. i really have a hard time disengaging from the world & spending legit time with the Lord. i struggle with taking time for my relationship with God. there are plenty of reasons for this.
sometimes i avoid devo’s because i could fail.
but how can you fail at spending time with someone? ugh i don’t know. i guess i rationalize like this:
i could learn nothing. i could read a verse & have no clue what it means. i could pray & say the wrong thing. i could start journaling & complain about everything going on. i could start thinking about what i should have for lunch. i think of all the ways my devo could go wrong & i avoid it.
#shereadstruth is a starting point for me. i don’t have to do anything fancy & i can’t fail at it. like i said, if i don’t understand a verse or want a new perspective on what i just read, there are literally thousands of other women reading the same thing as me, on the very same day. i can stalk the #shereadstruth hashtag on instagram & immediately find other ladies who are spending time with jesus at the same exact time. it’s powerful. it’s a connection i can’t really explain.
i have a goal: to do the next reading plan with she reads truth. & guess whattttt. the next plan starts TODAY. whoohoo
let’s do it together? we don’t have to be perfect. we don’t have to pretend like we have it all together. we can be real & vulnerable & learn more about that pretty fantastic guy jesus.
starting Nehemiah | Day 1 | Trouble & Shame tonight. who’s with me??