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Empty Plate . Full Heart – The Story

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I’ve tossed around the idea of this blog for some time and couldn’t get clarity on what it was to be. Until today. Honestly, the depth of my clarity is just to move forward and see where it goes. I don’t really have a plan except to write. I have stuff to say. I’m not sure anyone wants to hear/read my stuff and that’s ok with me. I realize there are a million other people out there with good stuff to say and most of them can write their stuff better than I could but when I write stuff, it’s my stuff.

I’m going to write some stuff here. If you want to read it, then that’s cool. I may write a lot or I may write little but this will be the place where my stuff finds a home. And maybe I can talk a few friends into sharing some of their stuff here too.

I had a wonderful visit with a new friend this morning. She was an acquaintance at 9:30am but by 1pm, she had become a friend. We enjoyed a latte and a banana nut muffin and in the course of emptying our plates and sharing our stories, my heart (and my tummy) was filled. As I began cleaning up after she left I was compelled to take the picture of our empty plates.

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I thought of Hebrews 10:22-25 and read it in The Message and that sealed the deal. Really it was the “so let’s do it” part. That’s all I needed to cross the starting line but then I read the “worshipping together” part and I honestly felt like that’s what my morning had been about. My new friend and I worshiped together even as we chatted about randomness, shared stories and exchanged scriptures. We spurred each other on. Just a little bit closer to the cross. Our plates are a little bit emptier. Our load is a little bit lighter.

So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big day approaching. Hebrews 10:22-25 The Message

So let’s do it!

Emptying is a prerequisite to filling.

~Andrea

P.S. Thanks for reading my stuff.

About Andrea

I'm a stumbling pilgrim and gatherer of stories. Stories about Jesus and how He gave His life for me, sustains me and redeems me... even though...

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