Does your soul get a chance to enjoy unfiltered soul conversation?
I love to write.
It’s not because I like to hear myself talk.
I write to discover what it is I really think.
For better or worse, I’ve learned to filter my words before I speak.
It’s a good thing — the practice of seasoning our words with grace to others.
But, there’s a line between being wise with our words and hiding behind them —
because we’re afraid to express our true feelings.
because we struggle with being needy.
because we don’t want others to think we are needy.
So, we filter our conversations, but we’re left with the emotional and spiritual grinds in our soul.
This is why I write.
I write to keep it real.
I write to shake out soul grinds in front of God, one sentence at a time.
Somewhere between the first word I write and last word I end with, my voice emerges and so does God’s.
I hear my true voice —
The girl that laughs loud and isn’t shy about being happy.
The woman who thinks things through too much and feels them deeply.
The poet who sees art in everyday life and wax sentimental.
The child who is never short on questions and always looking for re-assurances as much as friendship.
Writing Becomes a Prayer
Everyday, a different part of our soul emerges as the day brings us through different experiences. We encounter a conversation, a book, a song.
If we dare to give ourselves the space to let our soul speak through words, we can encounter God.
Writing becomes a prayer.
We allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
Writing becomes a soul conversation.
Dare To Have a Soul Conversation
If you enjoy this self-discovery that inevitably leads to God-discovery, I want to encourage you to have an unfiltered soul conversation.
Take some time write a journal entry.
It can be any piece of paper.
It can be on your computer.
It doesn’t matter if you just write this one time.
Share what’s on your heart.
Write a letter to yourself.
Write a letter to God.
Whatever you do, write honestly and keep it real.
Let’s Journal Together
If you would like some company as you journal, blog with me here at Faith Barista.
It’s called our weekly Faith Jam.
Readers who have shared their stories — their as-is reflections on their faith journey — have created a grace-filled community here.
We value being real. And it’s very powerful.
It has literally changed my life — sharing one post at a time with the Faith Jam community here.
Every Thursday, I put out a writing prompt.
Everyone who feels inspired writes their blog post on the topic and we link up the following Thursday.
Tomorrow’s 10/20 topic is —
Complete this sentence and share “In God’s heart, I am ___(fill in the blank)__”.
Click here to grab the HTML code to place in your post. It’s an welcome sign for others to join.
Be as creative as you’d like. Approach it any way you want.
Writing together is soul feeding enjoyment.
We swap our stories because we believe they are worth living.
Do you like to write?
How does it feed your soul?
Pull up a chair. I love company and enjoy hearing your thoughts. Click to share a comment.
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