Life, Spiritual Walk, Writing

Stuck in the Circle

It’s taken me two months to write this post, and I’ll tell you why: I have been stuck in the lies and circle of self-doubt and comparison. If you’re being honest with yourself, you may know exactly what I’m talking about.

I started this blog with a clear message from God–words like “safe space,” counseling, young women, and love all came at a moment of complete clarity where I knew this was a project He wanted me to invest in. It’s been almost one year since I heard that message while chatting with one of the special guests at a media conference I attended for work. The conference was supposed to be a learning experience for my social media position, but ended up speaking specifically to me about my place as a writer.

But once I started, fear set in. Who am I to say I am a writer when everything I’ve submitted this past year has been rejected? Who am I to say I’m a writer when I let so much time pass between blog posts? Who am I to say I’m a writer when the only steady gig I’ve had has been the Young Salvationist magazine, which still has connotations of being a “lame” teen magazine that The Salvation Army is “required” to publish.

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Life, Spiritual Walk

A Prayer for the Election

Dear Friend,

If you are anything like me, then you’re nervous about what’s going to happen tonight. It does not matter in the slightest to me your political views, but no one can deny that either way, tomorrow we will wake up with half of the country upset that their candidate did not win. And either way, there will be a new President that has to overcome a lot of hurdles and disappointment with their election.

No matter what you’re feeling tonight, can I just encourage you to pray?

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