Here's one of the only things I know for sure: You have a story to tell. And so do I.
For the past two years, I have spent endless hours writing my story, searching for even one slender thread - of truth, of hope, of my true self, of God - in the midst of all the loss and the longing, all the mess and the mundane, that can fill our lives. I yearn for the Divine; I yearn for more connection with those I love, for more freedom from self-imposed expectations, for more life lived from a whole heart. I want to grab hold of this life, to make the most of my days. And I want to do it with courage and intention. Telling my story has been the pathway to the life I’ve always yearned for.
Today, I invite you to join me on this journey.
Noelle is a writer and a seeker, threading together her story of wholeness, connection, and freedom one word at a time. Noelle is a stay-at-home mama, a small business owner and a firm believer in human goodness. She writes regularly at nbrynn.com, where she encourages others to pursue the healing power of storytelling in their own lives. She recently published her first book, One Slender Thread. She lives with her husband in Columbus, Ohio with their two children, Kyler (4) and Havyn (3).
As I read, I realized that Noelle’s story is mine, and likely yours too. It is a story of being ruled by and then letting go of perfectionism. Of trying to numb oneself from facing pain directly. Of somehow finding hope amidst heartbreak. This book is a treasure, and I will cherish it!
from the foreword by Anna Whiston-Donaldson, NYT Bestseller of the book, Rare Bird
Noelle's One Slender Thread is courageous and compelling. She bravely explores deep questions of faith and family, betrayal and redemption, even when she must surrender all that she once held as truth. Noelle honors her life's darkness and light, and all the luscious gray between. Through her fearless seeking, she emboldens us to examine our own hidden depths. Healing waits in these honest, heartfelt pages. Don't miss this one.
Amanda Fall, author & creator of The Phoenix Soul
As a writer and spiritual director, I often use the language of "following the thread" to illustrate our search for the Sacred. Noelle's own search for "one slender thread" and her emphasis on the value of knowing and telling our stories serves as an invitation to dive deep into the waters of the soul where the true self and the Divine can always be found. With her own vivid storytelling, coupled with writing prompts to begin telling your own stories, you'll soon find that when when you follow the thread stitched throughout this moving book your life will never be the same.
Lacy Clark Ellman, author of Pilgrim Principles & creator of A Sacred Journey