Since 2020 left me speechless and 2021 looming felt like it had me defeated before the clock struck 12, I didn’t really know how to return to writing.
As a family we are currently walking through unprecedented and converging tragedy unlike anything I’ve experienced before. (And if you’ve known me long, you know we’ve been through quite a lot already).
Yet, writing is therapeutic and my hope is that my words will reach others who may need encouragement in their faith and an example of how I hold on to faith while walking through hard things.
To figure out where to begin again, I felt the need to refocus and remember who I am.
Who am I and what do I write? I am an encourager who writes…
What is my core message?
I’ve decided my next right thing in writing is to start with a new theme: “What I Know to be True.”
Within this frame work I want to prove that a life dedicated to God is the only life worth living. I’ll illustrate this through sharing vignettes of my story told through the lens of faith.
The first thing I know to be true is this…
God made me an encourager. He also gave me great laugh and a big smile. What I’ve come to realize over the last decade of obstacles is that girl doesn’t go away even when there’s a cloud hovering over her head.
“For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 The difference is that those who walk by faith possess a supernatural hope, strength, and joy in the midst of the struggle.
That’s how a good news girl walks through bad news times with her chin up, her spirit lifted, and a thankful heart.
What do you know to be true about who God made you to be? I’d love for you to share.