one direction [not the band]

remember yesterday, when I told you about the “nuggets” I was searching for?

It’s  true that Hope Spoken was full of laughter, tears, joy, fear, new friendships + old ones, story sharing and telling. I can’t lie & say it was easy. The enemy was out for blood with all that truth telling and story telling.  He was not happy about it.  Friday morning me & my roomie Shannan were supposed to be somewhere at 11. And we woke up at 10:25… Messy hair, thrown together outfit, speedy driving to brunch at Casey’s.


[this pic of me + Shannan was from the day after this grand adventure]

Not the way I imagined meeting some of my sweet internet friends for the first time. “Gods always humbling us“, Shannan said as we both just shook our heads.

As we sped through unfamiliar parts of Dallas, we had 1 thing to rely on to get us there: Siri.

The thing about Siri is, sometimes she only tells you the next turn and nothing more. Sometimes I need her to tell me the bigger picture of where I turn next so I can be prepared.

The other thing about Siri is if a road is blocked, she won’t know until you get to that road. And she keeps trying to send you down that closed road. She finally gets the re routing idea going, and eventually we get to our final destination.

but it’s one step at a time.

trusting, one step at a time and having faith that you will in fact end up where you are supposed to be.

it’s sorta like God, huh?

He sets us on a path, and He asks us to trust him every step of the way.  To have faith that He will lead us, and he will show us the next step.

it’s sometimes scary.

not knowing where you are going, when you are going to get there, or the path that will lead you there.

sometimes we try to go down the blocked road that’s under construction.  over and over again.

but then right on time, we end up exactly where we are supposed to be when we’re supposed to be there.  messy greasy hair and all.

it always seems to happen that way, doesn’t it?  so what’s all the worry, stress, and cursing for?

I want to continually be humbled.  I want to continually absolutely have to trust my creator to show me His great plan for me one scary direction at a time.

knowing + believing that one day, I will eventually make it to my final destination, right on time.

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[photo by Chris Wiegand]

how about that for a nugget?

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Molly Swanson says:

    What a beautiful post Wynne! I love your writing 🙂 I’m so encouraged by the idea that God is continually humbling us and He wants us to trust Him each step of the way… so awesome… thanks for sharing today!

  2. alison holcomb says:

    oh my goodness.. SO needed this today!!! you know that:) love you!

  3. Ali says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with the fact that God’s route for us and the actual destination may be completely different than what we envision. I find myself often hating it initially, but loving it when I see Him work all things for good.

  4. Shannan Garber Martin says:

    Nuggets for the win! And if you don’t believe me, as my 5-year old.

  5. Jami Baker Nato says:

    truly truly. one step at a time. and yet we love to run ahead and get ourselves in all sorts of messes. or is that just me. ha

  6. Allison Zachry says:

    LOVE this!!! Beautifully written and perfect analogy!

  7. Grace P. Cho says:

    i always want to see the big picture and get frustrated when i can’t see it. but God is always reminding me to calm down and to just trust Him. He’s got it.

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