In yesterday’s post, Bonnie Gray (the Faith Barista), invited readers to join her “on the porch” at Ann Voskamp’s blog where she shared one of her most vulnerable chapters – “The Pink Outfit.” As part of the Whitespace Launch team, I took part in helping her choose which chapter to share with Ann’s readers; she gave us the five chapters she was deciding between and we voted on which chapter was most powerful for us personally. This moment won out.
If you do not have the book and/or haven’t read about the pink outfit, I encourage you to follow the link to Ann’s blog above to read a story that Bonnie says she kept hidden away for most of her life. It’s about the moment when she first experienced the lonely feeling that comes with hoping for joy only to have it cruelly snatched away.
Bonnie says: “But, this pink outfit moment is the moment Jesus has never been closer to me, more intimate as a Father holding his newfound daughter — and this is how He has chosen to introduce new friends to meet with me between the pages of our stories.”
As you read (Bonnie says), may your heart be prompted and encouraged to know this:
Your voice matters.
Your story matters.
Because Jesus is living your story with you.
Because Jesus is your story.
He will always be faithful to carry you through everything and anything.
Because He loves you.
Bonnie guides us to discover a better story for ourselves, one that feeds our soul and makes room for rest.
Give yourself permission today to take the journey to rest – whatever that looks like for you personally.