Monday, December 1, 2008

The Challenge, The Goal and The Blog

Thanks to my friend Glynnis Whitwer’s blog challenge, an inspirational fire has been lit under the creativity that drives my writing.

Glynnis challenged her blog friends to join her in holding each other accountable for whatever goal we are trying to reach. Mine is to begin writing on a consistent basis and breathe life back into my career. This is a career path in which the God-given desire of my heart forces me to run in order to see the smile upon the face of God and know He is pleased. (Oh how I could rabbit trail on the desire of God to see our dreams come true but that is surely another blog and another day.)

My initial goal was to complete one blog entry a week along amidst other projects, however I have enjoyed blogging so much and have been encouraged by so many that I can’t stop at just one blog. So, I have changed my goal to three times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be my blog days. And, since life has a way of getting away from me, I welcome my blog friends to please keep me accountable to this goal.

Since I am new to blogging, I have spent some time visiting friend’s blogs, asking questions and trying to “learn the ropes”. I must say I have been truly inspired.

My friend Sonya has been blogging for awhile and her advice was to use this blog to find my voice. That rang a bell that has resounded the question “what is my voice?”.

Like all writers who write because God has called them do so and they simply can do nothing else, my voice belongs to Him. Only in the one who created me can I find the true inspiration for the words that spill from my pen. As water shoots forth from a spring so does the voice of a writer spill forth from the heart of God. Therefore, I dedicate this blog to the one who created me and beckons me to write…Jesus Christ the King of Kings. And, as part of that dedication, Friday’s will be set aside for love letters written from the heart of all the King’s princesses to the King.

Thank you to all my blog friends who have inspired me and to those of you I have yet to meet. Happy blogging.


Shanita Waters said...

Hi Spring! That was so beautiful, inspiration and parts of it poetic. I think you're an awesome writer becuase you are writing to the glory of an awesome God. I pray that God will annoint your fingertips so that everything you write will bring Him glory. I will be looking forward to reading your posts 3 times a week (or more, **smiles**).

I've decided that I needed to write more too.


Shanita Waters said...

Hi Spring! Thanks for stopping by. I meant that I need to write more regularly. (lol). I started working on my second novel and then I sort of forgot about it and put it on the back of the shelf. I did the same thing with the first book but not for as long.

I've gotten better with the blogging. I try to write 4 out of 7 days. I'm also trying to shorten my posts. So I've broken up what would be one post into 2-3. That helps readers stay focused more and it helps me meet my 4 out of 7 day goal.

Thanks for all of your warm encouraging words too!

sumi said...

Hi Spring!

I'll be popping in regularly to read your blog, and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

Be blessed,

Truth4thejourney said...

Oh Spring,

This is beautiful! Thank you for your kind words, too.

I can't wait to read your love letters to the King. The last one you wrote took my breath away!

Your Friend,