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Brave Enough

This author is a recipient

of the Sigma Tau Delta Award

Sigma Tau Delta Awarde

Nicky Gant

is a mom of four with a heart for peace and justice, who is dedicated to following the still small voice within, wherever it leads. As Service & Justice Coordinator at St. Ambrose, she gets to share her faith, plan mission trips, and connect students with opportunities to engage in local community service projects. She is passionate about connecting with God through contemplative prayer and helping others navigate their journey through life from a spiritual perspective. She shares her writing on


I wish I could whisper to the caterpillar about transformation.

After she crawls into her cocoon, while she’s turning into mush– before she’s heard a word about wings.

As she begins the process of fully digesting herself, I want to tell her It’s okay to be nothing right now.

I want to tell her she was right to follow that deep longing, that primal instinct to hide herself away in the silence.

While she’s losing herself in this ancient process she knows nothing about, I want to help her believe in what she’s about to gain.

There is force in the universe that loves when we’re brave enough to become truly vulnerable –

There are invisible hands that know what to do with fresh clay.

There is a majesty, who is always planning wings more marvelous than the last pair– always waiting patiently until we’re truly ready to fly.

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