Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Hope and a Prayer

Have you ever thought about doing something so far out of your comfort zone? Perhaps its traveling or starting a new job, maybe its simply going to a new place and meeting new people.

I am challenging myself to attempt to do something which takes a bit of discipline and time. It will hopefully help me purge through my feelings and digest some of the deep down feelings that I have not yet sorted through.

I am going to take the time to re-read the posts and use them as inspiration to reflect and push me to move forward. I want to be my biggest cheerleader and I want to be retrospective.

This will hopefully be a time where I grow and find the voice that I have been speaking about on this blog. I have put it out there that direction, strength, and steps forward are what I have been desperately searching for and I am hoping this new self disciplined adventure will assist me in putting one foot in front of the other.

I apologize for the evasiveness of this post as I am not sure I am quite ready to reveal what my new adventure is going to be, but perhaps there will come a time when I describe what I am up to. As for now I hope that each of you will find that new adventure great or small that helps you put one foot in front of the other.


Randy and Angel said...

Brenda, I admire your courage to take the next steps and vulnerability to welcome introspection. My wife and I are in a similar journey together and as individuals. Some days we don't know what the next step is, but we know Papa and each other are along side whatever that step is. (Dang I wish I could always see several steps ahead.) One resource that has been aspecially helpful to Angel (my wife) and I is Brene Brown's book, "The Gifts of Imperfection." She has a great story-telling style and has done years of research on vulnerability and shame. We pray for you and Andrew regularly. Know that your work is not in vane. Randy (in Omaha)

Bev Carlin said...

Bless you Brenda. I had the privilege of hearing Andrew speak at 'Courage' in London, UK, shortly after I came out. At that point in my journey, just being respected and listened to by a Christian was a huge deal, and to hear what God had been prompting you both to do was mind-blowing. Thank you for your ministry. I will pray for you as you undertake this next part of YOUR journey with our Lord.

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Brenda S. Marin said...

Thank you both Randy and Angel and Bev for your very encouraging and kind words.

Also please note Bev some how your comment got posted a few times so I removed the duplicates not your actual comment.