But I already said that!

am writing 31 fighting scarcity. I will be collecting them all at the starting point. I hope you join me this month. 


This summer when Esther and I hung out we talked a lot about a lot of things, but we also talked a lot about blogging. Why do we do it? What are we doing it? What do people like? What has caught us by surprise?

I was doing the love bomb posts, so I was writing about scarcity then too. Esther was telling me how much she liked when I write about scarcity and I wans telling her that I was very very afraid I would run out of things to say, or people would grow tired of hearing me talk about it. She started laughing.

Right in my kitchen she asked me, what about preachers? What if you showed up to church and your preacher said, I am tired about talking about Jesus, so let’s do something else! Or Sarah Bessey (We both love Sarah’s writing.) What if Sarah stopped writing about breastfeeding, and ordinary life, the spirit meeting her there. What if Idelette decided she had said all the says about Sisterhood?

In this writing world, with all of the pressure to say something NEW and interesting and new. It isn’t okay to be struggling with scarcity two years after you start a newsletter about it. It isn’t delightful to still be delighted by the way the sune comes through the tress, as least not to write about it again, even if that is where you find yourself again.

But what if we decide we can’t write about the thing that is on her heart? What if we are afraid we already said that?

I think we should say it again. I think there is an abundance of rooms for an abundance of voices, and that sometimes God gives us one message, one thing to wrestle, one voice, and we should use it. Maybe I am not the only one who needs to hear something more than once.

6 thoughts on “But I already said that!

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  2. If we were great learners and could absorb things 100% the first time around then you’d be in big trouble! 😉 But we unfortunately need to be told the same thing again and again, sometimes in different ways, sometimes exactly in the same way. Don’t worry about being “fresh” and “new”–most things that are essential and important are the good old foundational things we all kind of know about already, and boy do we need to here it over and over again!

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