December 20, 2021
I always wanted to be a writer. And my husband believed in me. So he made this blog for me.
I wasn't sure what to do with it; as one might see from a survey of my early posts. I had the writers dilemma of being inspired by my real life relationships; but maybe some of those people don't want me processing my personal life in public.
Meanwhile, I was writing most days in a physical journal when I would spent quiet time with the Lord, reading His Word. My husband suggested that I use this space for my journal; and now I love getting to read and pray and think about God's word using this tool. It makes it all so much more rich and accessible to me.
When I started blogging, we went to a WordPress conference and an enduring theme emerged--Press Publish. Get your ideas down and don't let perfect be the enemy of getting the ideas posted. I mention this because, as I find time to blog, I have to accept that I don't always have time to polish and edit like I would want if time was unlimited. Sometimes, I don't even have time to reread everything. But I trust my readers to see God's truth despite my flawed typing skills.
My prayer is that you would be blessed in reading what I believe God has shown me in His Word and in my life.
I left my original "About" post below as an historical marker on the journey.
June 14, 2015
Some people collect graphic novels, coins, or Elvis memorabilia. I collect stories. Since I was young I've read everything I could touch or see. I've since added movies, plays, and television shows. But where I find my most interesting stories are with the people I meet in my daily life. Sometimes I ask and sometimes people seems to just open-up to me uninvited, as if I am a magnet that attracts "TMI"- drawing from people information they don’t normally share.
It makes me think that maybe there are many people out there who want to share their stories, real and created, but no one asks.
This blog is my attempt to share great stories with others who love them as much as I, and to collect stories from those who have something to share.
I’m still in development, with a focus on stories and personal reflections. Keep visiting and you’ll get the chance to see this site bloom, and you’ll remember when it was just a seedling breaking ground.
Please join me. Tell me a story.