I have to write.
Dishes are piled up in the sink, a child is doing cartwheels off the couch, the puppy is chewing a lovely pair of shoes…
And here I sit, typing away on the computer with a smile on my face looking, as my husband says, just like Stevie Wonder. Only white.
I mean seriously. Life is delightfully full. My time is wrapped up in relationship. I have a wonderful, stud muffin man who melts me with his kisses, four adopted littles (12, 8, 5, 3) who do cartwheels off stuff, four bigs (31, 28, 26, 25) who are launching cool life adventures and a sweet mama who offers wisdom and support in the chaos. Add a cute little puppy who snuggles and wags and chews. And well, you get the picture.
So when am I going to write?
I know I don’t have time, but writing feeds me. I have to do it: like breathing, eating, peeing. It’s something I was born to do. And somehow writing to you about things happening to me – helps me see God better, feel him more, notice him more. And I so desperately want that. I don’t want to miss a single God kiss. I need him. Not only that, I need to share him with you. Share this with you. That’s what we are wired to do. Share life. Share Jesus. Share joy. Share laughter.
Oh, and I’m not the only one meant to do this. You have to do what you were made to do too. Because I feel him when you do. When you sing, dance, write, speak, paint, comfort, parent, teach. Do it, friends. You make him real to me, to us all. Please!
So there you have it. I’m all passionate and full. I’m ready to roll and this is my final blogging home.
I will import all the content from GodHasDimples and WhenHopeComesHome and will do the rest of my writing here. I promise.
Will you join me? Go do something you were meant to do and feel God’s pride and joy! Don’t worry too much if you don’t know exactly what it is. Try lots of things and see what gets you up in the morning with a smile on your face – making you look a whole lot like Stevie Wonder.
And then do it.
Can’t wait to see it!
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Want to hear every word! I really enjoy your writing and am blessed to share in your lives ❣
Thanks so much, Holly! We love you!
Your writing inspires me, always has since the day I met you in Divorce Care 9 years ago. I am doing a bible study called Biblical womanhood. It is a nine months study. My journey has been long a dry at times but he never lets me forget that I am his child.. Praise God for his love.
Amen Lorraine! Has it really been 9 years? Amazing! Praying God meets you in your study! Warm hugs!
Hey! I’m also so happy to be able to follow you and your family on here… our lives are so intertwined because of them, even though WE never got to meet! Lord willing that will change someday!!
I have to “butt in” and ask Lorraine Griffith though.. are you MY Lorraine from MCC by any chance?! I know that’s not a totally uncommon name, but still wanted to check. 🙃
Blessings on all of you, Elsa!!! Holly
Happy you’re back to writing. Have missed reading your stories, they are so inspiring.
Thank you so much!
I’m in! From the moment I heard you speak in Okinawa Japan . . . then here in your own home town. Love you Elsa! Black and White rule, God loves dimples and all colors : )
Thank you, Christine! I remember that special retreat… loved the time in Okinawa! Hugs and love to you!