Faith, Life

Out of the Desert

Image courtesy of: numanzaa/
Image courtesy of: numanzaa/


I’ve been away from blogging for a year now as the fear of failure and of success have held me captive. It has been a year of struggling against the bonds that created a complacency. If I don’t try, I cannot fail. And if I don’t try, God won’t be able to call me to bigger places of unknown.

But this is not who God created me to be. He didn’t put me on the earth to wallow and whimper. I don’t always understand, or like, the purpose he has for me, but there is a reason for it. I believe that part of my purpose is to use my words to draw others to him. I don’t always know how my words will be able to do that, but I have to trust the process. I have to step out of the desert that I’ve been wandering in and step back into the story God is writing with my life.

McNair Wilson has said that if you don’t do you, you won’t get done and creation will be incomplete.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to see the ways that God has created me and I’m learning to embrace them. It’s slow going, but it’s going. For years I’ve tried to be the right daughter, sister, friend, employee, follower of Christ, but every time I’ve tried to be what others thought I should be, I’ve missed the mark of what God wants me to be. So I’m back and I’m telling the stories of a single life. Of a girl who is a little quiet, a lot goofy, full of love for my family and friends. This is who I am. This is what the blog will bring. The thoughts and stories of a single life.

I hope that you will find some encouragement, humor, or clarity on the lessons God is working out in your life through the posts and stories that are to come.

Won’t you join the story? How will creation be incomplete if you don’t do you?