I write honestly from my heart, seeking to make the truth known.
May my words and my thoughts be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.
My heart overflows with a captivating theme, for my voice is the pen of a skillful writer.
Gratitude fills my heart when I consider this past year of blogging. Thank you so much for taking time to stop in and visit. My first blog entry was “Pain, the Beautiful Tutor” on 5/21/14 and plunged me into the adventure of exploring a deeper walk with God through writing from my devotional time and sharing it with others. There are many journals I have filled over the years, but this was the first time I would venture to share it with others. I had no idea how much this blog would help me, too, as I wrote what God spoke to my heart. It has been one of the biggest blessings in my time with God and also a blessing to meet so many wonderful fellow bloggers and readers, too.
On this one year anniversary week, it is fitting that I should hear some really good news . . . drum roll, please . . . one of my devotions is under contract to be published next year in the Upper Room Devotional!!!! The most amazing part for me is that the devotion will be translated into more than 39 languages in over 70 editions in over 100 countries around the world, reaching almost three million people. Humbled and overwhelmed. My hope was to be able to encourage whoever God brought along my path with the kindness and mercy that He has shown me. If just one person would know God more and see healing in their life, it was worth it.
I am looking forward to exploring this new door for effective ministry which has opened and submitting additional works. Thank you for your encouragement this past year. Looking forward to writing more in the coming year, all for Jesus’ glory!
Lord, thank You for the privilege of writing about You. No words could ever sufficiently give You the glory due Your Name, but how I cherish each moment spent with You. Be glorified here, LORD. For Your fame alone, Jesus. Amen.