Shoot like a Girl | Hope (#31days)

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Day 16: Nairobi, Kenya

We walked through the dusty streets of the slum, the trash dancing to find a home beneath our feet. There was a lonely ache that faded into the washed out colors of corrugated metal doors and faded signs. But in the distance, hope could be heard.

The laughter of children.

Some students walk more than two hours to get to the Candlelight School, a sanctuary from the harsh life on the fringes. It’s there they find belonging, it’s there they learn, it’s there they dream.

And their hope becomes mine.

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About Ronne Rock

YOU ARE GOD'S HAND-CRAFTED DESIGN. AND I WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU.

We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one - I hold her. And that one - she is My delight. And that one - never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell). I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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6 thoughts on “Shoot like a Girl | Hope (#31days)”

  1. This is so beautiful. I’ve been to Nairobi (to Kibera) just once, in 2009, but I still remember exactly the kind of feeling you are expressing in this writing. Thank you for sharing this hope.

  2. You are living and sharing a meaningful life! Thank you for bringing us in. I can tell that you try to craft each sentence to convey deep beauty and rich hope. Blessings to you and these dear ones.

    1. Haha. I wonder if I visited you over a year ago. When I hit publish on my comment I saw that my old website immediately popped up. That’s never happened before. I’m at a new home now. Maybe we will stay connected this time (if there ever was a first time.) How funny.

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