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Like all you lovely folks, I’ve got a dream

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If you have any sort of knowledge of Disney, you might recognize that line from Tangled (one of my favorites).

In my years of publishing words, train tracks have been made in the form of two Bible verses:

1 Peter 2:9-10, which says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

and Psalm 73:28, “But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.”

Christianity is a faith that revels in the sharing, writing, expressing, and creating of words.

Everything we see and experience is a result of our creative God’s words. He gifted us His written Word, that we would pitch our tent in it, it being “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:15–17)

I am a longtime journaler. Writing helps me process my experiences, about God, about marriage, about life. It helps lay bricks of foundational truth, and is a sweet climate for the adventurous nature of communicating with God. It helps me uncover lies I’m believing, or small joys to be thankful for. As I write, the Holy Spirit irons out thoughts and feelings, always prompting me to apply the Bible’s counsel.

In the early years, my blog was a mixture of documenting memories, sharing inspirational quotes, talking about God and books, and other random creative things. Only a handful of people knew it even existed. This year is my 8th year maintaining a personal blog, but like most hobbies it has evolved as I have grown.

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Have you ever had a dream and found yourself [maybe somewhat timidly] asking God to multiply it, to make it meaningful and useful for His kingdom? Me too.

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why I write publicly

Posted in faith

Maya Angelou said “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

I read this a few days ago, and thought: I think this is the ‘why’ behind my public writing, a.k.a this blog.

I’m not a formal writer. I can be rambly and too-casually-conversational some might say.

Have you noticed the wonder in how Holy Spirit connects dots for us throughout our lives? For me, oftentimes as I read others’ words, He gives me new phrases to help describe inner happenings in my heart and mind. It’s sweet to share shimmers of the gospel throughout our seasons, or our processing externally how God uniquely wired us, or how Scripture awakens and challenges us to surrender more of ourselves or enjoy Him more deeply. Right?

My husband said something a few weeks ago, when I was sharing a few honest observations about my pain. After he righted the lies I was believing, and after he affirmed God’s truth to my tired frame, he said, ‘I hope you feel His love in mine.’

Yes. Yes. Yes.

As Christians, the Bible refers to us as children of God, adopted into His family.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29

We’re like conduits of His love, peace, and truth to each other!

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