Untold Stories About Us

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." -Maya Angelou


Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. Anthem – by Leonard Cohen Dear Readers, Going on four years ago now I started up this site. I was the church girl who had found myself stranded on the side of the road terrified to admit that the faith I had built my life on was breaking to pieces. Protestant, conservative Christianity in its many forms...

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Dear Readers, I know I have been especially quiet around here on the blog for quite awhile now. To be really honest, I have strongly been considering giving up blogging altogether.     When I first jumped into this world of blogging, it was exciting and cathartic.   For once in my life my fear of holding everything in grew greater than my fear of speaking up.   At that point, very few people I knew had ever...

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  Dear Readers, My website is finally back up and running fine with all the backend fixes complete. I apologize for the long delay in this post. I had a different draft ready to go, and then today happened and I suddenly found the right words that I think I had been waiting to write all along, I just didn’t know it.   For those of you who are hurting today, I hope you can hear my heart in this.   For those of you...

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    Dear Readers, As I discussed yesterday, I have been pondering the ideas in this letter for weeks, ever since I read Glennon Melton’s newest book Love Warrior. Then the events of this past weekend happened, and our crazy American election only managed to further remind me just how  hard it is to be a girl in today’s world. The sheltered, innocent little girl I was so many years ago, would have understood so...

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  Today’s post is the second installment in my new series Letters to Myself. Last week’s letter was to myself as a young military spouse, and this week’s letter is to myself as a brand new mother. I started this series, as I was inspired to go back and reflect on various areas of my life and give myself the personalized advice that I wished I had received, but in reality is only often found through the...

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Hello Readers!   Today’s post is the first in a new series I am doing called Letters to Myself. I was inspired to do this series, after listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert.     In episode 8 of season 2, she charges one of her students to write herself a letter, but to do it creatively in the voices of both her ancestors in the past and then another from her grandchildren...

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  I started Untold Stories a little over two years ago now.   Starting was definitely not easy. There were many times my fingers hovered over the keys or the publish button, agonizing whether it was worth the vulnerability and risk I felt. For so long I told myself that if anyone besides a select few people in my life knew the real me—that rejection, ridicule, or judgment would be the only responses I would ever get.  ...

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  I have found myself having to hurry up and wait a lot this spring.   In the military, many of us family members find that the phrase “hurry up and wait” is the ongoing story of our daily life.   We wait to be told when to move and where to move. We wait for our loved ones to go and to return. We wait for paychecks, promotions, and news of job changes or new assignments. We wait when we don’t hear...

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  There is this trend on the internet and social media now that I find to be especially terrifying.   I started noticing how much anxiety it caused me, because it started pushing my “run and hide” buttons last fall.   Incidentally, I have found that this same exact issue trending with equal force among the nefarious world of motherhood/parenthood that my husband and I are ever so cautiously dipping our toes...

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My Latest Untold Stories…

My Latest Untold Stories…


Posted By on Jan 29, 2016

  Just say what you want to say, then, and say it with all your heart. Share whatever you are driven to share. If it is authentic enough, believe me–it will feel original. ~ Liz Gilbert   Dear Readers, I know that I have long been absent here on the blog, with little to nothing said about why or what has been going on.   Life has taken a turn down a new road for me, and with that turn came an insanely busy season...

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