This reads more like a letter, and maybe because it is. I have something to share with you–I usually do, if I’m posting, but this is more something I actually want to tell you rather than me rambling and wandering with my own thoughts. Anyway, to business. Last summer I published a book that included a years’ worth of blog posts, and a little bit of background on my blogging journey. This year, I will be publishing another collection of posts.
When I started the project Telling Stories, I knew that it would have to be more than one book. I was obvious to me even in reviewing one year’s worth of posts that I had indeed grown, but I also knew that I was continuing to grow. Last year about this time, I was on the tip of something–that much, I knew. However, I never could have imagined the changes that have taken place–the miracles, the love, the wonder, the heartache, the hope, the faith. So, I want to share my experiences again with you. This book will be the last that I’ll publish as a public collection of posts–at least, for a while. I have several other projects brewing, but this blog won’t be left unattended.
I will still come to sit, to speak in my own way, to understand and know what is going on in the world around me. That s a topic which I highly doubt I will ever cease to study. There will always be more answers, new thoughts, and plenty to wonder at and explore. The beautiful thing is, after two years of intentional and introspective writing, there is one thing I no longer have to question as much as I once did. I might wonder where I belong, or what I’m going to do, or where I should go, but I know who I am. That is a gift that I will cherish and treasure–and I will stand firm in my identity.
I am Beloved.