I love to write. It’s my passion, my purpose and my calling. I’m sure of it. However, when we hold our gifts to the world and ask permission to be heard or seen, we often find ourselves in stiff competition with others who have the same purpose, which can and sometimes will, drain our creative energy and leave us feeling like a number. Then we draw back in fear of failure. Comparison is our enemy. Pushing past it takes effort.
The question for me was: How do I share my work in a way that is attainable for me right now? I'm a working mom who simply wants to live out her passion, but cannot abandon her career to do so. What resources do I have?
Writing a mini ebook was the answer to those questions and I am grateful. The idea that I could sit down and just let the creativity flow and write under my personal theme made me happy. The theme that I write under is freedom, and I believe that this was given to me as a gift.
At this stage in my life, I must live free. Free of the constraints that could silence my writing voice and keep me hidden for the rest of my life. I could always find a reason why I couldn't go further to pursue my passion, but today, like the man at the pool of Bethesda, I will take up my bed and walk into my purpose. (John 5:1-9)
Writing this mini book is the first step in a continued journey of becoming an author in my own way. Things don’t always happen the way we think they will, but if we’re willing to be flexible and creative, something amazing will happen.
About the book: Some would say, judging by its length, that it is a quick read. I would not. I would say that what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in dense quality. It is one of the richest, most earnest and heartfelt pieces that I have ever written. It’s meant to be meditative and healing, to be visited over and over again at any phase of life. Read it when you’re lonely. Read it when you’re grateful. Read it when you are believing for the best. Read it when you’ve found out the worst. Read it when you’re seeking. Whenever you do read it, I hope that it speaks to you deeply and peacefully. I feel a divine connection to every word, and I pray that you do to.
Who is this book for? This book is for anyone who has ever felt locked in or out of religion, when all you want is an honest encounter with God.
Thank you to Ja’el Andrea Knott for pushing the momma bird out of her nest…