Hi friends! It’s been a long and unexpected hiatus but a day hasn’t gone by since my last post that I haven’t thought about this blog.
I have continued to write, of course, because I am a compulsive writer. But for a long time now I have secretly wondered why I blog. Before my abrupt absence from the blogosphere I was feeling like my work didn’t matter. Why did I spend so much time writing on scripture for an unseen audience that may or may not care that I pour my heart into these articles (amateur as they are)?
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV
Oh that’s right – It’s not about me.
I feel like the Lord has been teaching my heart so many wonderful things in the past year which I will get into but thanks to the encouragement of a sweet friend and the ever-growing pull on my heart that this is my calling, I return once again to share.
But this time I want it to be different. I’d like to feel I’m writing to friends who I love and who love me. Even though I may not know you I am deeply compelled to share my ups and downs in faith, what I’m learning, and how I’m navigating the tough questions of life as a young woman in 2018 and beyond.
Even as I’m writing this sentence, incredible peace overflows in my heart, reassuring me that I’m inside God’s will. So I’ll move forward in confidence, no matter how foolish it may seem to the world.