Shoot like a Girl | Breathtaking

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Day 35: Mesquite, Texas

The tears fell as she walked down the aisle. “She is breathtaking.” Even the pastor had to pause to take it all in, this glorious celebration of beautiful belonging.

He knew their hearts, this pastor. He had prayed with both of them before they dated, walked with them through their relationship. His love for them resonated in his words, and his tears joined theirs as they exchanged rings.

The bride and groom humbly washed each others’ feet. Stories were shared of his faithful friendship and her tender care for those who were hurting and of their shared love of music and Jesus. They made a toast to all the days ahead. Adults cheered. Children danced. All were welcome in the celebration – every tribe, every tongue, every nation.

I drank it all in like fine wine. This. This moment that transcended a ceremony and took on shape like something I didn’t even know I was longing for. Like church – the church my heart hopes for, the church my heart needs.

Beautiful belonging.

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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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One thought on “Shoot like a Girl | Breathtaking”

  1. Ronnie, that is beautiful! So sorry I don’t think we got to Thank you to who you are and how much you have meant to my beautiful daughter!
    Cristie Daniels, mother of the bride.

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