August 2, 2010

Up, Down, All Around

Like a roller coaster, keeps goin' faster, 'coz I'm goin' past ya, thrills comin' at ya
Up, down, all around, like a roller coaster
~ The Partridge Family

Yes, I know, that video is a treasure! As I searched for songs about roller coasters, I stumbled upon that 70's gem and had to post it just to brighten up your day. Funny how such a silly song could be the perfect illustration of my life over the past several months. Let's see if you agree. I stopped singing with my church choir, joined an adult Sunday school class after teaching children for 5 years, am wrapping up almost 7 years of staying home with my precious daughter, going back to work in a few weeks, and sending the girl to school - all because God asked me to.

Through this season of seeking what God truly desires for my life, He revealed (among many other things) that I am to be writing about Him. I never would have even considered this were it not for His Sovereign intervention! If you read my blog (all 5 of you!), then you know that I began writing reviews for a homeschool magazine in 2008. When that job ended, I was asked to stay on to write reviews for the magazine's website. These reviews allowed me to work on writing skills I had long forgotten. God helped me recall techniques I learned way back in high school and college. In the fall of 2009, a sweet friend of mine asked for my help in writing devotions for the children's choir at church. I took on the challenge and God gave me words that seemed to tumble onto my computer screen. I couldn't write fast enough! Around the time that those devotions went out, my music minister gave me the opportunity to perform a song I wrote. Soon another sister-friend encouraged me to submit devotions to a women's devotional ministry at our church.

Can you see a pattern here? God clearly wants me to write about Him. I still don't know the "how, what, when, where" of it all, but He is leading and I am following. This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the She Speaks conference in North Carolina. It will take me a while to mentally unpack all that I learned, but with my next few posts, I hope to give you a small glimpse of the mighty work God is doing in my heart and soul through this conference.


Leah said...

Every keystroke on the keyboard, a step of obedience. Love you girl! Loved the blog! So thankful I got to take this journey with you this weekend.

Lori said...

Can't wait to hear about She Speaks. I'm going to Women of Faith at the end of this month and am excited for what God wants me to hear!!!

Melissa said...

Anxiously awaiting to see all of this unfold!

Anonymous said...

How exciting to be following God's direction and obeying!

Mommy of 2 and 2 said...

I look forward to all that God is going to share through you!! You are a blessing to so many! Love you girl!!

Cheryl aka gonewiththewind said...

It was such a blessing to find your blog today. I will be praying for you as you navigate these changes in your life. You have always shared such a sweet heart with me, and I'm excited to read what comes from God through your blog. Many blessings to you! HUGS Cheryl