Your story is amazing.
I don't know about you, but I used to think that my life story wasn’t anything special and only worth telling about to those that sought it out from me. God gave you a life to have a story, and He gave you a story for it to be told, and that is a powerful part of encouraging others. You could have the most intense past with struggles of drugs, alcohol, and myriad of other battles, or you could be on the other side of the spectrum with a fairly spotless life in which you didn't take part in a lot of bad choices. You may have experienced a healing miracle in your body, or maybe you've had emotional healing. Perhaps your circumstances were completely against you, but God's grace was sufficient to bring your through that circumstance victoriously. Wherever you fall in that range of life stories, the point is, your story is worth so much to others!
A new found passion.
Since April of this year, there has been a passion in me to search out those that want to put a voice to their story. They want it to be heard and seen as an inspiration and hope for others. There is such an incredible impact that happens when someone identifies with someone else's story of victory or success. Hope rises in the listeners heart. And as it rises it’s like a hand pulling others out of depression, despair, and discouragement. It's in that moment that God starts to propel their faith, uplifts them, and their hearts are in position to declare victory for their own lives.
Soon and very soon, as it develops more, I plan to launch a new blog entitled "Hope's Pen". I prayed about how it could look and how God wanted to celebrate the victories in our lives.
You're part of this passion.
If you'd like to share your own story or if you know of someone else who has a story of hope that would inspire others I would ask that you direct them to this page. As I gather stories, I also want to be able to have a visual photo to be coupled with their story. It would be ideal that I could meet with the individual to really hear their story in it's fullness as well as take their photo.
The best way to submit any inquiry is with the form below. Otherwise you can always contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's celebrate hope!