17 thoughts on “First be a follower.

  1. This has “beauty” written all over it. You already inspire me every day, but this just took it to the max, girlfriend.

  2. Ouch. This really challenged me – and in a good way. I think I’m going to put off doing anything about it for a while, but I have a feeling it will come back to me – the Spirit of God was intertwined with your words.

    Coming to you via Preston – and glad I did. 🙂

  3. Fantastic introspection. You’re pioneering and cultivating a monastic perspective in the midst of the noise. I’m right there with you. Thanks for writing about your experiences and doing so beautifully!

  4. Wow, just discovered your blog. So much of my work and writing is tangled in the social media world–a necessity, perhaps. As food is–but a fast from it is still of great value. Inspiring words.

  5. Hi Hannah, I am a new reader of your blog and think your writing is absolutely beautiful! This post literally changed my life. I’ve been feeling tied down by the Internet lately, and – taking a page from your book – I decided to try reading the Bible over breakfast instead of browsing the Web. I expected to not enjoy it very much, but it’s actually not that bad! 🙂 I feel like I’ve discovered a lot already, and it’s definitely a good way to start off my day. I don’t think I would’ve gone for it if I hadn’t read your post. Thank you for this, and I look forward to continuing to read your blog!

    Words that particularly inspired me:
    “Two weeks in and it was coffee dripping on the stove beside me as I stretched and waited to add a packet of sugar. The longer it took, the better before I found a spot, tucked my knees beneath me and eyed the Bible in my lap.

    I’m here God. It’s painful but I’m here. And this isn’t my day, it’s yours. You made it so plant in me what you need me to do for you today.

    It is the hardest prayer I’ve had to pray. It’s gritty & gravelly & uncomfortable. And it has taken days of saying it to make me feel like it’s semi-habit to let God in and take over all the drivers’ seats before I let my soul be touched by hundreds of fingerprints across half a dozen social streams.”

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