Imago Dei series

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Surprise! I’m writing a three-part guest blog called the Imago Dei series. It’s in collaboration with Tianna Yentzer at Yours Truly Portraiture to bring some love into the hurting places in our hearts.

Courtesy of Yours Truly Portraiture

Premiering on Valentine’s Day, you’ll be able to find each post on her own blog. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll get a reminder for when the next one goes live.

So, what’s this series about anyway?

Simply put: how we view our bodies. If you’ve been following me a while, then you know I’ve already written in several capacities about my own struggles with the body. In getting to know Tianna and her work with confidence-building, it became clear that I had a story that should be told. Her Christ-centered work on helping women cultivate healthy love for their bodies and souls inspired and challenged me.

I have a story to share. And this blog series is one of my testimonies. My physical body has been through a lot: some things self-inflicted, others far beyond my control. I told you all at the beginning of this year that I wanted to be more open with you. I’m following through on that. By telling my fuller story, I hope that it helps someone who’s hurting right now. Because they are not alone, even if it may feel that way.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting here.

These guest blogs are separate from what I post here. I encourage you to carve out some time each week to read both. Because a little soul food goes a long, long way.

Why call it Imago Dei, though? Because of the simple reminder that we are made in the image of God. That we are sacred beings worthy of love, care, and protection. And if it helps one person, then my efforts are not in vain.

In Courage & Care,

Samantha

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