My friend Mary DeMuth has taught me 95% of what I know about writing and publishing and surviving writing and publishing. God graciously brought us together on one bad day and turned it into a beautiful friendship. And there were chips and salsa involved.
Mary invited me to join her on the ReStory podcast. And though we couldn’t record it at our favorite chips-and-salsa hangout, we do give you a glimpse of what kind of conversations we share together.
But this was a hard, hard conversation. Because I’m letting you eavesdrop today on painful parts of my past:
- how I came to realize I was raised abused
- how I came to redefine my relationship with God after legalism
- how my husband provided a critical ministry of healing in my life
- how I grew to love and forgive those who hurt me most
And if you’d like to read more about how God can use all of our lives — the mundane parts andthe painful parts — check out my book Rocking Ordinary: Holding It Together with Extraordinary Grace. Or even work through it with a group of friends as a small group study.