Spoken Word. Written Word. Redemption.

Stained Glass

She asked the question to the StorySessions writers, “Where does creativity emerge in your life? Are there rituals or routines?” I thought about it. I pray and journal in the mornings, so maybe that’s where the inspiration for writing comes. Or perhaps the stories emerge as I feel the road and the trail under foot in rhythmic cadence.

The stories. Not the ones about others. But the ones about me. The words that that rise – or is it fall – to marry present moment with distant memory. The ones that don’t simply say who I was or who I am but who I am destined to be. Who you are destined to be.

Why does encouragement thread its way through the hardest of stories? Why does hope show its face over and over again – even when it would be easier to give in or give up?

There is no ritual for those words. There is only sacrament. Holy words mingling with my limited vocabulary. Divine words healing me as they wrap themselves around the seasons of my soul still scarred by past pain and present fear. “You transform each one as You see fit, offering sanctuary where Your creativity corrects the vision and moves the heart and causes the rhema to flow to the logos of this girl.”

rhema – the spoken word of God 

logos – the written word

The story about how God Himself transforms my stories is in the StorySessions. It’s not a story for writers. It’s a story for all those whose stories are still being written. It’s a reminder that, even today, that there is greater purpose in every single moment of our lives – even the raped and ravaged seasons. There is redemption. There is always redemption.

I needed that reminder again today. I pray it’s a good reminder for you too.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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