How precious are Your thoughts to me, O LORD ... how vast is the sum of them!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


I thought this picture and its quote went quite well with my previous blog post; I almost used it then but the other one's mysteriousness was just so expressive!
I think this quote speaks powerfully for itself. But I'd like to write one thing that it specifically says to me.
I'm a person who likes to stay safe in a harbor ... I'm not a risk-taker or an adventurer. I like everything, "down to the weather," to be charted out beforehand. But the best things that have happened to me in life have come about because I took a step of faith toward something I was uncomfortable with, but obviously made for, on some path whose end was dark, but where I was supposed to go. The Lord wants His people to serve Him in any way He designates, and like Yeshua (Jesus) says, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it." (Matthew 16:24-25) Yeshua certainly sailed into tumultuous seas; why should we do any less when it comes to our callings?
What do you think of this quote? Do you find any special application to your life?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I've always wanted to set sail on a ship bound for … somewhere. Not on a steel ocean liner; a real wooden ship with masts, riggings, and sails, dependent on the sea and wind. Lately I haven’t dwelt on what it would be like to live long ago when that was the norm, but time travel would definitely be on my wish list of impossibilities.

That’s one reason I love to write. It makes time travel almost possible. Even more so than reading, I’ve found.

Still, we are always embarking on voyages of some kind, oftentimes into the unknown. This brand-new blog is one of mine. So, let me introduce myself, and then maybe I won’t feel so much in the unknown.

I’m a twenty-one-year-old home school graduate. I love the Lord. I love to study His Word and try to always be seeking ways to serve Him.

I love to write, and I’ve been writing stories almost as long as I could print. I remember printing big capital letters in random order on a notebook page, spelling words that were anything but English. But I think I was imagining things about those letters, that they represented something creative within me. I graduated to stories you could actually read, complete with illustrations. Sometimes the illustrations were the most important part.

My family has always loved books. Even my grandparents were mostly “book people.” Stories have always been a part of my life, and now, with a completed novel, I’m excitedly seeking to become a published author. All in good time!

One thing that I always have to remind myself is that God has a perfect plan for everything. He knows when it’s the best time to do anything and everything.

To those of you who read this, thank you so much for doing so. A writer, to be the most fulfilled, must have readers. I seek to serve you as I embark on this exciting venture of writing for others. I don’t know for sure all the subjects I’ll cover in this blog, but they’ll probably have mostly to do with writing, books, and the Bible. I’d love for these to be conversations, too, so I welcome comments! God bless you!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Abba, my Father, this blog is for You. I know I’m an imperfect vessel, but Your grace and mercy are great. You are the one that we must all be listening to. Help me convey my words in a way that honors You, the Author of all, and edifies the readers. O, how precious are Your thoughts to me, O LORD, how vast is the sum of them! Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is righteous, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, if there is any uprightness and if there is any praise, Abba, let me think on these and convey them in my writing.