Thoughts to Process

I never thought I would be writing a blog… I mean, I’ve followed other blogs for years, and I even blogged for my college’s admissions department last year – but I never thought about putting my own personal, and very real, thoughts and feelings out for the world to see.  I’ve realized, though, that as I’ve transitioned through many changes this past year, writing helps me to process what I’m going through.  Writing about my crazy busy school semester; writing about getting engaged and married 6 months later; writing about being  a full-time student and working part-time, all while still trying to be a good wife, daughter, sister, and friend; writing about my journey of seeking God; writing about my desire to know God more; writing about how the Lord is working in my heart and in my life.  Writing helps me process these things.  When thoughts, feelings, prayers, and memories are written down, I can look back and see how God has worked in my life and in the lives of others.

So I’ve decided to make these writings public because:

1. I know I’m not in this alone.  My prayer is that God would not just use my written words to reveal Himself to me in my life, but that He might use my written words to bless others, whether they be people I know personally, or someone who stumbled upon this blog by chance.

2.  Simply accountability.  You see, when I record my thoughts, feelings, etc. in my own private journal for only my eyes, there is truly no motivation for me to be consistent.  There’s nothing wrong with private prayer journals, in fact, I will still be writing in mine because certainly not everything is meant to be shared.  But I pray that people who read this blog would keep me accountable, so that I might constantly be processing and searching for how God is at work – in my marriage, my friendships, my schooling, my workplace, and my church.  

I know God is constantly at work and moving, and I no longer want to be content with sitting back and just waiting for those occasional neon flashing lights He shows us.  I want to pursue Him and seek His heart.  “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

In the midst of the chaos and transitions of life, I want to seek the Lord and His peace in my life.  I’m choosing peace.

Will you join me in this journey of seeking the Lord and seeking His peace in the chaos of life?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Megan
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 23:09:40

    I can’t explain how very excited I am to read this and Grow with you along the way. You are near and dear to my heart no matter how many miles are inbetween us. I pray for you daily and I know this blog is just another way for you to brighten the lives of others. I love you sweet Ellie ! ❤ your biggest fan


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