Why I Write

I write to communicate.

I write to glorify my Creator.

I write because people tell me I’m good at it.

I write to use my gifts.

I write because I love to read.

I write to relate to people.

I write because I value vulnerability.

I write because it forces me to learn.

I write because I’m analytical.

I write because it gives me time to think.

I write because, “It is true I do not speak as well as I can think. But that is true of most people, as nearly as I can tell” (The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver).

I write to create art.

I write to reflect beauty.

I write to find Truth.

I write to be transformed.

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What do you do to create?

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The Beast and the Truth

He said to me, “Child, I’m afraid for your soul.

These things that you’re after – they can’t be controlled.

This beast that you’re after will eat you alive

And spit out your bones.”

-The Oh Hellos

So. It’s time. I mean, I hate to be all motivational, but it’s really time. I’ve been lying to myself, and it’s eating me right up.

  1. I believed I could make myself happy.
  2. I believed I could earn approval.
  3. I believed I could control situations and people.

Well, I knew I couldn’t do any of that. I’m a smart lady. But I lived like I could. And I’ve been unsatisfied, self-conscious, living in fear.

So, really, this beast has got to go. This liar.

Thank you. Thank you for getting rid of that beast right away. Thank you for showing me Truth and making it so easy for me to believe things like:

  1. Happiness is an attitude, not a feeling – a cause, not an effect.
  2. Approval doesn’t matter and breeds jealousy.
  3. Control is always fruitless. Freedom comes when we erase expectations and assumed needs.

As usual, my job is to remember. So. Let’s live. Let’s fill each other with joy, unconditional love, confidence and surrender.