There’s nobody who writes hope quite like Alison Luna. She digs down deep to the hardest places, right to the core of the earth, and finds the most unexpected jewels. You may have read her beautiful story over at Leanne Penny’s place: When love drives you home. She takes beautiful photographs, makes the best funny faces in the world, and every kid loves her. It’s my privilege to have her here today:
It comes in waves. Seasons.
“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” – John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Alison Luna, born and raised deep in the heart of Texas, is learning what it means to press in to the places that hurt in order to fight for joy. Against all odds she continues to be a mouthpiece for hope. She loves her last name and finds promises written in the stars. You can find Alison wrestling with the idea of hope here and tweeting it out in real time at @luna1387.
“I bought into the lie, and it is a lie, that if I just prayed more…then I wouldn’t be depressed”- @luna1387
“If you know someone who is stuck in the hard seasons, remind them – Spring.Is.Coming.”- @luna1387
“Depression is like that. Swooping in from the fringes of life, giving no warning of impending attack.” – @luna1387
“Most of the time I am left scrambling around in the dark” – @luna1387 God & Suffering story – hope in depression
Over to you:
- Do you forget the good seasons when you’re in the bad season, and forget the bad when you’re in the good?
- What can you do this week to remind yourself or someone else that Spring Is Coming?