Today is the day that I pick up the hypothetical pen and start writing again. I’d love to tell you that I am a person that is nothing of not consistent, but that would be a blatant lie. I’m not consistent. I am mercurial (it’s a word—look it up 😉) and unorganized. There! I said it! I run hot and cold when it comes to my hobbies. I’m passionately committed to something new every other day. When I lose my focus, I worry that my voice is lost in the disordered chaos of my many modes of expression. It’s very discouraging. But, every once in a while, I’ll have an epiphany, as one does.
And, boy, have I had an epiphany!!! I realized something about myself: I am a communicator. I am passionate about communicating with others. Yes, this passion expresses itself through many different outlets, but the excitement comes from my desire to share my thoughts and experiences with others. Mostly, I want to help people realize that they are not alone in this journey, and I want them to walk away feeling encouraged, excited even! That passion is consistent across all of my interests, and knowing that helps me to focus my efforts and make them more consistent so that the message isn’t lost.
So, I’m picking up where I left off. In the days to come, I will be sharing my story. It is the story of a very reluctant and unorthodox minister’s wife. It is the story of a sinner that can’t ever seem to get her act together, an ADD mom that isn’t quite sure how to adult, and a woman trying to make peace with her over the top personality in a church culture that praises a “gentle and quiet spirit.” It will have: humor, drama, bold honesty, and a joyful spirit of encouragement to all who struggle. Most of all, it will point you toward Jesus and implore you to release all that you have into His capable and loving hands. It’s gonna be an wild, brash, irreverent, crazy ride, and it’s gonna be fun!
I hope you’ll join me.