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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Wow–I can so relate to this! I struggle so much to know how to share Christ with others…it can be so tough to know how to begin the conversation! But I’ve found that even just saying something about prayer–telling someone I’ll pray for them if they’re having a tough time–can even be enough to start some sharing. It’s the little things that often lead to the big ones, just like with your jewelry and padfolio–love the idea of wearing faith! Thank you so much, Robin, for letting me know I’m not the only one who struggles with this–wonderful post! Blessings!

    • Katy,

      That IS a great one–letting people know you’ll pray for them. And it’s always helpful to me to know I’m in “this” with others. When you feel like you’re the only one it can be so defeating.

  2. I hope sometimes that I share my faith by my example. That others can see by how I live, act, and speak that I am a follower of Christ. (Conversation starters help, too).

  3. Your fears about being judged for sharing your beliefs and not wanting to appear preachy resonate with me because I struggle with the exact same feelings when it comes to The Great Commission. I take great comfort in the words of St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” This simple statement helps remind me that as we are each endowed with different spiritual gifts, then we will each share our faith in different ways.

    I just graduated from a fairly liberal, secular university where the idea of religion, and Christianity in particular, was either met with scorn or dismissed as an antiquated notion. There were a few times, though, when the simple cross necklace I have worn around my neck every day since high school sparked a conversation; each time I was surprised, but grateful, for the way the Lord would present those opportunities to share even the smallest bit of my faith.

    • Amanda,

      I’ve always had an affection for St. Francis’ quote; and yes, I hope my life looks different to a non-believer.

      Your commet about your cross reminded me of a time I BLEW an opportunity. A new couple I met were visiting in our home their first time; the husband noticed a book on my shelf titled, “Improving Your Serve” and said, “Oh, so you play tennis?” I was confused as to why he would think that so I asked and he pointed it out. I dismissed it and said, “Oh, that’s a book about Christian service,” and left it at that. For YEARS I wish I had been bolder in that moment.

  4. I’ll admit that I’m not a very public faith-sharer. I’ve always had a hard time talking about the things that matter most to me. Which seems strange, but I know it’s a fear of baring my soul for all to see.

    That said, if someone approaches me with questions, I’ll gladly answer. And I have no problem with carrying something that subtly proclaims my faith. Like those tote bags. I have two of them and love them! One is my music bag (I play in a band) and the other is acting as my purse right now ever since my regular purse got ruined at a baseball game. They are simple ways of declaring faith without pushing it on to others.

    • Beautiful, Rachel. It makes me smile to hear how you’re wearing your faith. I used to be threatened if people had a lot of questions; but I’ve learned to love doubters–I AM one! So questions lead to answers and even MORE questions sometimes…but that just means the person is THINKING and I believe that’s the Spirit drawing them (often).

  5. God is so awesome! I wrote about these VERY THINGS in my blog post today (6/6/12)! I love my (in)RL t-shirt! I used to hide my Christian T’s under sweaters when I was “outside the body” of my church. Now, I wear them proudly!

  6. It is not easy to share your faith. But we first need to be willing to do so. Then pray and the Lord will put people in our path. Sometimes it is just to listen. The Lord will open the door for us to share.

  7. Robin,

    My pastor preached on this very subject last Sunday (6/3/12). He mentioned the “Great Commission”. I can so relate to the struggle you have of sharing your faith. The way that works for me is wearing T-shirts with Christian messages, or nice Christian jewelry.

    I also know that sharing your faith can be done by doing small little acts of kindness for someone. They may question why are you doing this for me and that is the starting point. Actions often speak louder than words!

  8. Just wondering where you got your bracelets? Ths is a fantastic post – thank you for sharing and being so open