Is Jesus Part of Your Story, or Are You Part of His?

Is Jesus Part of Your Story, or Are You Part of His?

I started blogging in 2009.

Back then, I wrote about things like my mother’s decline through early onset Alzheimer’s and my fear of developing the disease. I didn’t worry too much about things like content or site layout or page views because my only readers were people close to me.

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Is Jesus part of your story, or are you part of His?

Yet my blog quickly became a place to share the transformation that God was bringing about in my heart in the midst of my struggles. And putting those words on paper–or on screen, if you will–became a healing balm for my soul and a way to connect with and minister to others who were hurting.

As my platform continued to grow, however, I began to agonize over every blog post, every headline score, and every social media share.

I constantly asked myself: Is this good enough? Am I good enough? Is what I have to share–as an author, artist, and advocate–good enough? Every decision I made about what, how, and when to share what God was doing in my life was now motivated by fear of failure and rejection.

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One comment

  1. Carey Schaeffer says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I am not sure what lead my path to your blog but I am so excited to share my idea with you. My mom has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after suffering with dementia for a few years. Of course I have not been sleeping much and stumbled across tonight. I designed a t-shirt to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association tonight and then became confused and decided that I had better get help understanding the aspects of a campaign. Lol. Then I seen your success story on the site. Your amazing! I could never handle all the media attention. What a wonderful cause and tribute to your mom. I was surprised to see that you also have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease with your mom having it. Also, I am so happy to find an outlet that is Christian based to talk about this horrible disease with my fellow Christians. Thank you for this.
    Anyways, my t-shirt design is simple, attention grabbing, and gets the point across. I pray that it is not to harsh. I would love nothing more than for you to run with the campaign if you decide you like the idea. The t-shirt says this:
    Remember Me…
    Find a Cure
    for Alzheimer’s
    So They Can.
    Thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Carey Schaeffer – Brooklyn Michigan

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