What is your story?
I want to know.
There are more that 7 billion people in the world. No two alike. Each person unique and wonderful.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.
I live in St. Louis, where the first thing people ask when meeting someone new is . . . “where did you go to school?”
I did a Google search of the most common questions people ask when they meet someone and found the following answers:
- Where did you grow up?
- What do you do?
- Do you have children?
I’ve decided that although that tells a little bit about your life, it doesn’t really tell me about you. Unique wonderful you.
I want to know you.
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you sad?
- What thrills you?
- What breaks your heart?
- What makes you angry?
- What frightens you?
- What is your favorite time of the day?
- What’s your best memory?
- What’s one thing you’d like people to know about you?
[Tweet “We share smiling selfies and pictures of lunch while carefully protecting our hearts.”]
We’re more connected than ever; yet I wonder if we’re not lonelier and less satisfied. We compare and contrast, talk about our children, spouses, parents, friends, politics, and…
But do we share our hearts. Who we are.
I love to read a posts where writers pours their heart into words. They’ve faced the fear of rejection or ridicule and still pour out into those who crave connection.
Some of us protect our hearts because we’ve been burned. We poured out and had it used against us, used to hurt us. And we’ve built walls of protection preferring safe surface conversations to real stories. But…
You and I were created for relationship—first to God and then to each other.
I want to know you. Your story. I don’t want to just know about you; I want to know you.
The Story of My Heart
- What makes you laugh? Rev makes me laugh. I think life is funny. So many things amuse me and it doesn’t take much to make me laugh loud and long.
- What makes you sad? Cruelty makes me sad. Words or actions. I grieve when I see people intentionally hurt each other. Yep, that makes me sad.
- What thrills you? God’s love thrills me. His patience with me overwhelms me. Grace and mercy through Jesus awes me.
- What breaks your heart? Children who live without their basic needs being met. Without family, healthcare, food, clean water, etc. That, and anyone choosing life without Jesus.
- What makes you angry? Lying makes me angry. Ooh, I hate lies.
- What frightens you? I’m not afraid very often, which is amazing considering I grew up afraid of almost everything. I have moments of fear, but get over it pretty quickly.
- What is your favorite time of the day? The end of the work day about 5:30 or 6, when we sit down to talk over our the events of the day.
- What’s your best memory? Just one… Hm. The first time Rev and I said, “I love you.” And yes, I said it first. Well, kind of. I sang along to “This Girl’s in Love With You” playing on the radio, and he whispered in my ear . . . “I love you, too.”
- What’s one thing you’d like people to know about you? I have more scars than people know and I’m tougher than people think.
Now it’s your turn. You can leave your answers in the comments or write a blog post and link it here next week. Because I really do want to know you.
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