There once was a little girl with a battered heart.
The first love of her life told her she was unwanted. Her Daddy’s silence made her cry. His words made her broken.
Then one day she was given an old typewriter and when she placed her fingers on the dusty keys, her heart settled.
Words came from her fingertips that her lips couldn’t process. Her poems cryptically told of hidden abuse. Tears often smeared her little girl masterpieces.
Years passed—her fingers stilled. Her heart grew cold.
But there were other people busy at their keyboards pouring out inspired messages. Messages that would one day reach her—in deep places—places long ago hidden away. Messages that told her she didn’t have to be a child of a broken parent.
She could be a child of God. She was wanted. She is me.
Jesus used their striked keys to produce words, messages, books, and Bible studies as keys that unlocked me—released me—held me—challenged me and helped put me together again.
And then my fingers found their way back and dared to strike a key or two or ten thousand. Letters became words. Words became chapters. Chapters became books. And somehow others were unlocked, held, challenged and helped.
Every one of us has words inside that were never meant to just rumble about, hidden away. They are meant to be shared.
Do you have words rumbling about waiting to come out like I did?
Are you meant to write or speak those words as a method of bringing healing to someone else?
If you feel like you’ve heard God’s call to write, speak or lead, you know the path isn’t always clear. How do you start? Where do you go next? Who can help you?
I get that. That’s exactly why I developed a conference called She Speaks to train, equip, connect, and breathe life into the dreams of writers, speakers, and leaders.
She Speaks offers workshops and keynote messages that will help bring clarity to your calling. We combine equipping with encouraging as you learn specific, fresh techniques to help you better communicate God’s Word through your writing, speaking or leadership skills.
If these sound like the tools you need, I’d love to have you join me July 26-28 right here in Charlotte for an experience you’ll never forget!
Click here for more information about She Speaks.
To the girl whose hurt cannot be undone… Forgiving can seem impossible when the other person has not just affected a season of our life but affected us deeply every day since. Unchangeable wounds feel so very unforgivable. I agree; the person who hurt you should...