Just over a week ago, I had the great pleasure of welcoming Travis Reed into Utah. He's the visionary and genius behind the website, The Work of the People, which provides beautiful, powerful videos to the body of Christ.
Over the course of a few hours at Liberty Park here in SLC, he interviewed me on camera about a whole list of things - the goodness of the Gospel, mental illness, the power of personal story, the here/not yet tension of the Kingdom of God, the power dynamics of the western Church - so many deep, moving topics that are close to my heart. It was one of the most intense few hours of my life. (If you know me well, you'd know that I don't do a lot of talking at length. Not like this. It's exhausting. I'm also 98% introverted on the Myers-Briggs chart. That might be related.)
Out of our time talking at the park, Travis is putting together a video series that will be available through The Work of the People.
Today, he posted the first video in the series, and he titled it "Bring it to the Light." In this video, I share about why I think the small, seemingly insignificant stories are actually some of the most valuable. I also talk about my struggle with mental illness, and how sharing the hard stories can bring hope to others.
I hope you enjoy this first one. I hope it brings hope, light and life to someone who may need it.