Why I Write

For as long as I can remember, writing has been a vehicle for prayer which God has used to bring clarity and truth to a mind that tends to run in circles. With a pen in my hand, I’ve felt the realities of God’s Word penetrate my heart and the struggles I’m facing come into perspective in light of who He is.


When I have been severely depressed, He has led me out of despair and into a fiery hope.

When I’ve been rejected, He has shown me that His acceptance makes man’s pale in comparison.

When I’ve failed to give grace to myself and others, He has overwhelmed me with compassion and a glimpse of how he sees those He has created.

When I’ve been lonely, He has placed me among kindred spirits.

When nothing makes human sense, He reminds me that Christ remains in love and certainty.

Through the ups and downs of this crazy journey following Christ, I always come back to the conviction that whatever the circumstances, there is hope.

He gives hope that transcends human understanding and transcends this life on earth. It’s a hope that will never disappoint us because it is promised by the One who cannot lie. (Rom. 5:5, Heb. 6:18)

Hope is the conclusion, but knowing this doesn’t always comfort in the sharpness of the pain we experience. But knowing that hope is the conclusion, I feel the freedom to wrestle through the difficulties and paradoxes and doubts that we all face as we walk with Jesus.

So I invite you to join me along in this journey of writing through the questions to capture the truth.

If there is a topic or question you would like me to explore, please let me know in the comments!

Know that I’m praying for you, your journey, and your walk with Him.


Much Love,


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3 thoughts on “Why I Write

  1. I love your heart and vulnerability when you write. Thank you!
    I believe that God has placed me with DJ and his family for a purpose. I know that I am to love my grandsons and to help my daughter-in-law. What I am really struggling with lately is discerning God’s voice in stewardship. There are soooo many needs. I get pulled emotionally in so many directions instead of being led with purpose. I ask myself if buying my grandsons some toys is stealing from kids that have nothing. I support 3 overseas kids but is that enough? If God has given you any insight I’d love to hear what He has shown you. If not, pray that I would hear His voice clearly!


    1. Hi Brenda, it’s so nice to hear from you! That’s wonderful to hear that you are with DJ and his family; I didn’t realize you were there. I will definitely pray that you would hear God’s voice clearly concerning stewardship. I don’t feel that I have any particular insight, but from what you’re describing, your heart is in the right place, and I know He loves to see that your heart is set on hearing His voice and honoring Him with your resources and time!


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