Glancing back on last year’s journal entries around this same time reminded me of some things. I was very sick with a mosquito borne virus that last for weeks. It affected my joints and I could not move about easily for some time. I contracted it soon after I returned from a wonderful visit with my daughter in Canada, and a conference in Texas, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Moms in Prayer International, with women from all over the world present who pray for their children and schools.
A month before that, in early September, I shared my testimony at a Christian Women’s Club function. I had been asked months before to speak at this function and although I was nervous about it I knew it was the right timing. I shared details of my depression and how God found me in my darkest place. It encouraged many people. I promised that 2015 would be when I would start writing for myself and to help others. Three months shy of the end of 2015 and I have begun to fulfill my promise. I finally believe in myself that I am a writer, that I can do it.
God has set things in motion. This #write31days challenge in October has given me the head start God knew I needed. He also showed me which online writing course to do. And that is helping me with memoir and essay techniques. I want to get my story out there and then start writing about how God has been working and answering all my prayers. It is very exciting, this journey I am on, and seeing God’s hand on every little thing. Electronically I have connected with lots of other writers, and received and offered encouragement, and I am learning a lot. I have also been supported on so many levels. When I think a post was mediocre I receive a heartfelt post or email of encouragement. And when I do not get any comments or views, I am just fine.
I am so thankful! There’s just one thing … When I am writing/thinking at the computer I chew my nails, and my habit has returned, when I thought I had overcome it for good! Another prayer to put on my strategic list. Well, we can’t be perfect in everything!
Day 29 of Prison Break of Thoughts – 31 Days of Inner Release