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The blog title came from a full week of unusual circumstances that made me feel a whole boxful of feelings. Last week I think I touched every emotion – love, fear, hurt, anger, pride, joy, sadness, happiness, and everything in between. I know that when the moods unhinge and life’s ups and downs play hard on my heart, I can always look to God for wisdom and guidance. I can write even though I'm on the rollercoaster of life.
God knows what’s going on in my life and He will not hand me more than I can take…even though sometimes it feels like there is nothing…no way out…no understanding. He also knows when I’m at my happiest, feeling the joys of love and being alive. He knows my hopes, dreams, and desires of my heart, as well as my wants and needs. I know to trust in His perfect plan for my life. This trust gives me the strength to move through my days knowing that whatever happens…I will not have to face it alone. I can write through life's difficult moments, and I can write during the periods of bliss.
He knows I want to be a writer. He put the notion on my heart years before I ever put two sentences together. He gave me a direction to follow, a love of history, and a plot in my head. Even though my writing is not necessarily directed to a Christian audience, I write for His glory. He has recruited me to write stories that will touch the hearts of those who are on the fence with their faith, not so much for those who already know Him. This is my garden to tend...so I write.
As a writer, I strive to breathe my faith and emotions into some of my characters. Do you use your emotions or faith to guide your writing? Your characters? I would love to hear from you.
Just between you, me and the gatepost,