When I Am Quiet

Day 21 -Domestic Violence Awareness Month #pray4dvfreedom

Often when I’m quiet on social media or my blog, it’s because I’ve withdrawn to pray.

In those times I am currently growing so much that I do not have the words yet to communicate with you.

Every time this has happened since I launched my blog www.journeywithbri.com I am even more overwhelmed by people in my life reaching out to me through texts, voicemails, emails and social media. I feel so loved in those moments that all I can do is cry.

I literally cannot stop the tears sliding down my cheeks. Neither do I have the words to describe how precious it is, that I have people around me who know me, love me and accept me.

You may not understand how or why this is such a big deal to me.

I was alone and without authentic Christian community for a long time.

I didn’t have people to notice when I didn’t show up for church. Or to care if I missed a couple days of work. Or to check on me when I go stealth on social media (back then, stealth was normal for me).

So, having people consistently in my life, who

  1. Listen to me
  2. Believe me
  3. Support me through my decisions
  4. Initiate with me
  5. Do not judge or tell me what to do

…are a gift to me that I truly treasure.


Do you have those relationships in your life that are unbelievably precious to you?

Is there someone that you feel you should be reaching out to?

You can make a bigger impact in a victim’s life than you know.