Shoot like a Girl | Hope (#31days)


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

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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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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