I realize this blog's mission is more about encouraging others through motherhood, marriage and faith than it is about writing, but writing is very much a part of the woman God has made me to be. Plus, many who read my blog are also writers. I'm confident someone out there will be able to relate. Is that someone you?
Ever since I was a child I've had a passion for writing. I was the kid who absolutely loved writing pen pal letters to distant friends and couldn't wait to receive their response in our mailbox.
Most of the college courses I've completed over the years have been writing related.
When I was 29, I decided to write my life story (the first 30 years) for my parents and future children so they'd know the true heart of the person I was at that time.
It must not have been God's plan for me to finish that project because I somehow ended up distracted, then eventually pregnant, and then simply lost time and energy for it.
Actually I don't really have many memories from those years and I've changed so dramatically since then that I'm not sure the story would be of much interest now.
I do believe writing is a gift from God; one He planted in my heart years ago and has slowly nurtured over time. It is truly rewarding to be able to call myself a writer and I'm forever grateful to God for leading me down this path.
7 Reasons I'm Thankful to Call Myself a Writer
- My passion for writing isn't just about me. It has a God glorifying purpose. Sharing how God has worked and is active in my journey through motherhood and marriage is a testimony and encouragement to others in the same season of life.
- Community! I love the friendships I have developed with all of you. You are an amazing group of women who come alongside me and encourage ME, day in and day out. Thank you!!
- Writing allows me to contribute financially while still being a stay at home mom. Okay, so at the moment I'm contributing a very very part time income, but I refuse to put limits on what God is capable of. His provision has perfect timing and reward.
- Writing and having an online presence helps keep me accountable. Authenticity is so important to me. I can't write about striving for biblical womanhood if I'm not actually taking action to be a better wife, mother, friend, daughter, etc...
- God has given me a beautiful ministry! Both here and at my sister site UnEmployedFaith.com I have seen God grow a ministry that leaves me in complete awe. Never in a million years would I have thought God would put me in a leadership role encouraging others in their faith during hard times. Proof that God uses the ordinary for His extraordinary purposes.
- Life is uncertain. Writing helps keep my work ethic and skills sharp in the event I ever need to return to full time employment outside of the home.
- Every time I publish something, whether it's a book or a blog post (or even a scribble in my journal), I'm leaving a piece of my heart behind in the form of a legacy to my children and future grandchildren.
What's your passion? Has God called you to use it for His purposes? What would you add to this list?