Shoot like a Girl | Crayon (#31days)


Day 2: Bungoma County, Kenya.

In every meeting, there is the moment. The look, the word, the pause that disrupts my world and strips my soul of itself.

We stood in the classroom made of mud and sticks. Wycliff looked at me and held out a single crayon. “You fly here from the heavens to provide food and medicine and clothing. It is life-saving and we are thankful. But you also give our children this – adventure and fascination. The world has shape now because of you. It has color. It has form. The children – they only travel where their feet take them. But because of you, they now imagine the world as their home.”

I wondered what it might be like if we imagined more. Perhaps our worlds would find shape and color and form – and home.

I wanted to give the world a single crayon.

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About Ronne Rock

LIFE. LOVE. LEADERSHIP. AND A LITTLE #KITCHENTHERAPY. 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."   Ronne is represented by Karen Neumair at Credo Communications.

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4 thoughts on “Shoot like a Girl | Crayon (#31days)”

  1. I love this. We can find and give color, shape, form, and home in more ways and in more places if we just crack open our imaginations. Spread wonder.

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