In December 2012, I declared a season of retreat from this blog and social media. I was grieving, and still am, but also felt overwhelmed and confused about what God truly wanted of me in that time.
A couple of months ago Nikki Laven over at simplystriving contacted me about a guest post on her blog. Nikki’s requested flattered me because among the faithful, I consider Nikki one of the best writers in the community. We exchanged a couple of emails during which I bared my soul to Nikki. I shared that I felt God calling me back to this blog, but I experienced conflicting emotions about how to handle my book writing, blogging and more. I asked for her prayers, and proceeded to share a post with her readers a few weeks later.
One day I came across this intriguing sight, Paper.li. You can be your own newspaper publisher and, in keeping with the insistent need for writers to build their platform, I decided this might be a good way to get my name out there a little more. After all, I do want to publish this book I’m writing. And so it began.
Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning I found myself editing the curation that had taken place just as I had scheduled it to happen. It meant deleting some items, adding others, rearranging, and then publishing it by posting on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. It took a lot of time! Time I could be placing elsewhere.
And suddenly one day driving home with my husband from a weekend trip, it dawned on me:
God was in the very middle of that newspaper publishing debacle I had created!
Right there in the very middle of it allowing me to take on something new
when He had the perfect outlet for me —
Spreading the joy and love of HIS SON’S NAME, not mine!
So, Sowing Seeds of Grace is officially resurrected. I don’t know how often my posts will appear or on what schedule yet. God is in charge of my days now, not me.
Often we get so overwhelmed with successes, and I have a had a few in my writing the last year, that we lose sight of the importance of someone else’s name being uppermost in our hearts and our days.