This essay originally appeared on City Church of Baltimore’s blog in August 2017.

Although I call myself a writer, I’ve struggled to put thoughts into words for more than four months. That kind of stalling usually means I’m trying too hard, that I’m complicating something basic — something that should be told plainly.

So here it is: I want to tell you a story.

The story is simple — a service event and an unexpected conversation. It’s a quiet, unhurried story. It’s not glamorous. …


Michelle Junot

was born & raised in Lafayette, LA where she learned important skills like cajun dancing, crawfish peeling, & reading. She now lives & writes in Baltimore, MD.

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