My story is nothing special. I live in small, Southern town with my family. Disabled with arthritis, I struggle to write on my computer, but God gives me the strength.
Who am I? What are my dreams and how does this relate to my story?
Wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Former educator, newspaper and radio reporter, and book editor. I have worn so many titles; my story obscured.
I can only try to capture memories and share them as stories, hoping they will bless.
My mother had brain surgery last month; and I decided to cast my fears on Him. Now I am praying her story will continue with blessings and happiness.
My mother barely, five feet five, makes up for her small stature with a big heart and common sense that astounds me. She is an artist who makes finery with her hands. She really lived Proverbs 31 her whole life; working from dawn to night to make a better life for my siblings and me.
These verses ring so true about her:
“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”
“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
My story began because of my mother almost 52 years ago. Join me for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes : A Faith Journey.
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Last Week’s Top Clicked
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
Proverbs 3:6 NKJV
My Favorite Post
By Debbie at Dare2Hear
Debbie blessed me in this post. First she brought back to those awful memories of being picked last on teams during my school years. I really was the last to be chosen. I had no athletic ability at all; so I really identified with the feelings she provoked in her post. Debbie then turns things around and reminds us of all those Biblical people who God used who did not have everything going for them. and had their own physical or mental hangups. She created a whole list of people from Moses to Paul, and by the time I got through reading it; I was well, shouting Amen and feeling so much better about my days of rejection. I really highly recommend reading this post if you missed it last week.
I think it also ties into my own endeavors this month beautifully. I still struggle with feelings of inadequacies about serving God with my writing, but Debbie’s post revved me up to meet the challenge ahead of Write 31 Days.
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