Why I write…

 img_2784My God-given dream is to write for His glory!  I write devotions from my time in God’s Word and in prayer and from my personal experiences.  But mostly, I write from a place of healing in the hope that someone else out there in blogosphere land who has also struggled with life in the “shadows” will gain the courage to step out from beneath the shadow of…and begin to live their life in the shadow of the Almighty.

Writing for me has always been a passion. As a child I wrote a few short stories (wish I would have kept them).  I began journal writing as an adolescent and that has proven to be a healthy practice throughout my life.  Writing has become a life long friend.  I can’t imagine going a day without writing down my thoughts, feelings, prayers & stories! Now more than ever I feel compelled to write down our family memories.  In order to pass them down to our children, grandchildren & future generations.  We all have a story to tell.  All different.  All important.  Some with tons of baggage.  Others not so much.  But our stories matter.  We must remember where we have come from so we can see where we are going!

I truly hope that by telling my own story of “shadow living” others will be encouraged.  Encouraged to take steps of faith, out from under living life in the shadow of others. That they would begin to walk in who they were made to be.  Most importantly, they would  learn to live life more abundantly….

In the Shadow of The Almighty.  Psalm 91:1-2