#TellHisStory: What Ferguson Taught Us

August 27, 2014 | Going There, Tell His Story | 8 comments


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It was Sunday morning in Ferguson, Missouri.

And this is what I saw. This is what I learned.

Join me at The High Calling today for a special installment of #TellHisStory. A week ago, my friend Deidra invited me to join her in Ferguson to tell stories of the people there. We spent the weekend there, and we sat down in the middle of the ache.

Read more here …

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So, what’s your Story?

A #TellHisStory is any story that connects your story into the story of God.

You’re invited to tell that story right here, in community with us.

Share your narratives, your poems, your Instagrams tagged with #TellHisStory, … your beautiful hearts. You are the chroniclers, the people who help others make sense of the world with your words and your art.

Story is how we know that, no matter what happens, we can get back up again.

Visit someone (or two) in the link-up to encourage with a comment. Then, Tweet about your posts, and the posts you visit, with the #TellHisStory hashtag. Come back on Friday to visit our Featured #TellHisStory, in the sidebar.

A final note: This is a safe place to tell your stories. You don’t have to be a professional writer to join us. Story is built into every single one of us. Your story matters, because it’s part of God’s story down through history, not because you punctuated everything correctly. Deal?

#TellHisStory

For more details on the #TellHisStory linkup, click here. Share the love of story by visiting someone else in the community!

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by | August 27, 2014 | Going There, Tell His Story | 8 comments

8 Comments

  1. Michelle Anderson

    I dare you to care. This spoke right to me, particularly because I’ve been in self protection mode again. I get so discouraged by the cares of the world. Sometimes it’s all too much. I’m glad for stories like these, challenges like these. I know the Lord is the one issuing this challenge to me. Thanks for going to Ferguson and taking us along.

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  2. Dawn

    Hope is always full of possibilities and it is an anchor that keeps us connected to the only source of love that can meet the hurt in this ailing world we encounter every day. Sometimes, too, Jennifer, I think it is the power of our silence, empowered by the tears that are valued by the Holy One, which speak volumes and open the door to healing whose key is turned by hope. Thanks for sharing this story, for share other’s stories and for being hopeful in a sea of hopelessness.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  3. Janet

    Thank you. “They will know we are Christians by our love…” And this trip, this search to understand and to listen, this acknowledgement of the importance of all the stories, this finding the corner of the mat and hoping for what seems hopeless, this sharing – this is love. Thank you.

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  4. Michelle DeRusha

    That’s a pretty amazing and beautiful story you told over there at THC. Thank you for #goingthere, Ms. Jennifer Lee. You are brave and beautiful.

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  5. Sherrey Meyer

    Beautifully amazing story! Left a longer comment at The High Calling.

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  6. rachel lee

    the insight here takes my breath away. going to leave a longer comment at The High Calling, but I wanted you to know that, here in your space, I see you.

    and you are radical in love, dear friend.

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  7. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    Thank you for going there and for telling about it. You’re an inspiration to us. Thanks for the link-up, as well.

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