You made it!
Welcome to my new place! It’s still a work in progress, but if you will step over the boxes and excuse the wet paint for a few days, I think it has the potential to be a cozy place we both call home.
Now, to catch you up! At the time I concluded my study abroad blog, I was busting at the seams with inspiration, words, (even some in different languages), and every best intention of propelling forward with one of those “grown up” blogs. You know, the kind that would attach my name to my writing, no cutesy names, no “anonymous” postings, just me. The real deal. So here I am!
I have a confession, my dear readers. (And have I mentioned how DEAR you are to me?! You’re so patient. So encouraging. So eager. I love that about you. Insert more butter for your supportive little hearts here.)
I don’t have much to say.
Okay, okay. Any of my writing teachers or closest friends know that’s somewhat of a bold-faced lie. Let me rephrase.
I have too much to say.
Alright, flip flop fanny, you’re thinking.
But you’re still here. And I appreciate that. Even though you call me Fanny.
I’m tempted to fill your screens with lists of what I’ve been doing, learning, and experiencing recently. I want to tell you stories about my internship and awkward post-abroad encounters and all about my host family. But I’m not. You know why?
Because God can do more than that.
Blogging and prayer have been consistent themes in my days recently like a trick-birthday-candle God nudge. Can’t ignore it. Can’t blow it out. Can’t stomp it out. I’m out of breath and the flame’s still there. And if I ignore it, it will burn my house down. But if I don’t ignore it and pray it out enough, there’s cake!!
I’m learning that sometimes God presents you with trick birthday candles, not because He wants to fool you but because He wants you to stop for a flickering reminder of the sweetness ahead.
So I’m writing this first post, creating a domain name, using a host site (words on my “scary technology do-not-use-in-fear-of-using-incorrectly” list until now) and reluctantly, hesitantly, expectantly peeping over the bloggy fence. Because Jesus has something up his sleeve, y’all. And when he uses Southern slang, you know He’s serious.
I don’t know what will come of this. But I do have a little faith, a Big God, and a whole lot of words. I’m praying through this little adventure and God’s reaching out his hand and pulling me along step by step. I love stories. I love people. I love connecting. I have come to love this little thing called the internet that can intermingle all three. So pray with me, won’t you? Maybe He has something He wants you to hear. Or maybe definitely He’s appealing to my love language by having me pound out the keys of my Mac to realize where my heart really lies, and teach me how to position it closer to His. Or it’s a divine appointment for us to ache, encourage, and praise together.
Regardless, I’m so excited you’re here, and I hope you’ll stick with me through this little adventure. Take a look around and come back soon!