I love words. You can make them do anything really, especially when you are writing them down. Words can be manipulated and changed around to serve you. They can be fun and flighty, or deep and serious. With words you can bring joy and delight, or sadness and pain. That is where the responsibility lies. It is very rare that words leave their creator and have no effect.
And that is why this “word-loving” girl has waited this long to start a blog. If all the articles and blog posts I had written in my head had ever been published the blog would be very full by now. From as early as I can remember I have watched the events, circumstances and lessons of my life and “written” in my head, for the audience of one. Much of this “writing” has been about the deeper lessons God has been teaching me in these things. Sometimes I have wondered about sharing but the weight of responsibility held me back. What if my thoughts are wrong? What if I learn something new… or find my perspective has changed? My husband and I have an inside joke that I will write my first book when I am 70…then I will have either gained great wisdom…or won’t have too long to live with regret 😉 .
So why start now? I could fill this blog post with numerous things God has taught me and is continuing to teach me that has changed my mind…or at least pushed me over the edge to just do it. I will try to keep something back for future posts though. I hope that this blog can be a place where we will all be encouraged to trust more, to learn more, to obey more, to grow in our love for our Lord and to know His amazing love for us more and more deeply.
Welcome to the “inner workings of my internal editor”. I’m kind of glad there are at least two of us reading along now.