Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Launching with a giveaway...

Hello readers! I hope the music video yesterday encouraged you. I absolutely love that song by Meredith Andrews right now. It's become one of my battle cries. 

What is one of your battle cries? What song or phrase or Scripture speaks to your heart in moments of anguish, moments of doubt, moments of fear? What is it you keep coming back to for Truth? I'd love to know. 

In other news - to celebrate my blog launch, I'd like to do a giveaway! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and check back next week for the winner! The winner will have a choice of novels to choose from for their prize. Can't beat that!

I'll be doing more giveaways sporadically, so if you love free books, keep checking back.  ;)

And in the meantime - keep your battle cry close to your heart. Jesus hears it - not only that, He gave it to you. He's supplying His riches and meeting all your needs. 

"After all, You are constant. After all, You are only good. After all, You are sovereign."


Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting real...

I'd say "Welcome to my new blog" but it sounds so shallow, because truly, I am honored you are here.

This blog has been a long time coming for me, something I've felt in my soul for a year or longer but delayed until circumstances (namely, God at work) coaxed me out of the shadows. The shadows that seem to hide and comfort - yet ultimately, destroy.

So I HAD to write this.

And I'm honored you're here to read it.

Because this blog is for me. But it's mostly for you.

For the heart that wakes each morning with a constant ache.
For the soul that goes to bed each night wondering where God was that day.
For the mind that knows the answers but doesn't want to accept them.
For the Christian who smiles at church while their heart breaks deep within.
For the woman who feels the pressure to be it all, do it all, until she simply dissolves.
For the man who is searching for purpose.
For the teen who desires acceptance.

For you, dear reader.

How can I cover all of those heart-deep topics in one blog, you ask? Well, truly - I can't. But Jesus can. And He's inviting you, as He did me, to do one thing.

Get real.

Get honest. Get exposed. Get vulnerable.

Because here's another truth - you are NOT alone.

On this blog, I'll be posting Scripture, song lyrics, lessons from my own life, and guest blogs from other authors on what getting real means to them. We're not alone, in our heartache or in our rejoicing. This blog is meant to be a safe, nonjudgmental avenue for the broken. For those who are tired of the masks and the aura of perfection and want to be seen. Want to be heard. Want to be healed.

Want to get real.

Join me?