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my life in 140 characters

October 6, 2009

could you summarize your life in 140 characters or less?

it isnt easy. but many of us on twitter did so yesterday (tuesday) thanks to trevor. trevor put before us a little twitter experiment to tell our story within the confines of a “tweet” and hashtag it #mylifein140 . so…a lot of us did. and the stories were incredible! trevor posted a few of them here on his blog.

i was so moved by what i was reading. most of the small stories started on a sad, negative, pit-dwelling note but ended with hope. it was truly a beautiful thing to be a part of and watch unfold.

one of my favorites was from dave anderson (moviepastor)

“I used to suck.  I met Jesus.  I still suck but God loves me anyway #mylifein140 “

i wanta ask you to do the same thing, if you wanna. i know its hard to count out a 140 characters, so you dont necessarily have to stick to that but you can try. otherwise, in two sentences…tell me about your life.

(if youre on twitter, please do the same there and be sure to use the hashtag #mylifein140 )

oh. and here was mine…

“born. abused. scared. stupid. lost. found. REborn. loved. redeemed. using my life to inspire others. laugh often & love deeply. #mylifein140 “

read more stories at #mylifein140

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2009 12:30 am

    140 exactly 😀
    “abuser,user,cheater,liar,thief-SAVED-lover,dad,husband,Christ-follower,seedplanter,praisesinger,student of Jesus,eternally safe #mylifein140”

    • October 7, 2009 10:03 am

      i love how “SAVED” is in capitals…the big turning point where everything changes. the power of God is so amazing!

  2. October 7, 2009 5:26 am

    Wow…thanks so much for sharing this with your corner of the web. People are truly telling their stories and some are getting the much needed encouragement. Thanks for supporting people connecting their stories and for sharing yours.

    Oh…my story…

    son, screwup, alcoholic, creative, hubby, father, preacher, photographer, jerk, lover, grace filled, social justice, LOVE!!! #mylifein140

    • October 7, 2009 10:03 am

      i love jerks. makes me feel normal!

      and…youre welcome 😉

  3. October 7, 2009 9:50 am

    I loved this yesterday….it fired me up!!

    here is mine….

    born. moved. alone. drugs. abused. alone. REborn. accepted. moved. married. learning to live in the freedom that has been given #mylifein140

    • October 7, 2009 10:04 am

      i heart you SO much!

      • October 7, 2009 10:40 am

        i think that i heart you too! maybe i should have worked Medford into my life in 140….hmmmm….

  4. October 7, 2009 11:53 am


  5. October 7, 2009 12:24 pm

    saved by the grace
    that wouldn’t let me go
    to believe I didn’t need it
    (and sustains me still ‘whatever it takes’
    to keep needing it)


  6. October 7, 2009 12:43 pm

    mine’s not all that interesting, but here you go:

    born~raised in faith~family of 8~joys&struggles~college/friends/church/fun~aunt of 10~singer~writer~sick~disabled~homebound~faithful servant

  7. October 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    Am I suitably late to the party ?

    #mylifein140 loner, husband, father, friend, adopter, cynic, reader, blogger, designer, runner, developer, advocate, evangelist, and heretic

  8. October 7, 2009 3:04 pm

    born. abused. abandoned. muffled. lost. afraid. cheated-on-hubs. repentant. REborn. forgiven. chosen. loved. restored. living. #mylifein140

    oh… i forgot ONE HOTT ASIAN!

    that’s all… as you were.

  9. Heidi permalink
    October 7, 2009 8:01 pm

    Abandoned, fatherless, adopted, left alone, raped, abused, belittled, Rebirthed, unchained, healed, beauty, fiercely loved for the 1st time.

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