this summer i was asked to join redbud writers. as a woman i am honored and speechless. as a writer i am humbled to be among these talented, beautiful women seeking to change the world one word at a time. they are the most encouraging, thought provoking ladies i have ever met and i am pretty giddy i get to be with them. as a girl who has wanted to have her voice heard for so many years this opportunity to be a part of God’s plan in this venue is simply amazing.
one of the perks of being a part of such an accomplished group of writers is that i get a mentor. someone that has been where i am. ok not physically where i am that would be weird. but pen on paper where i am. so with this comes assignments. ugh. as anyone who knew me in college or high school assignments were not my forte.(and you don’t need to comment what my forte was.) so i was given the task to write a list of topics that i would feel comfortable writing over 500 words about. no problem. i can do that….parenting, adoption, africa,social justice, suburban indifference, redemption…and the list goes on. after a few more sips of coffee i sat there looking at the list and it was quite clear what was missing from my list. and i realized i needed to make another list. a list of what scares me to write about. the topics i avoid. the topics i talk about only to my safe group of girls. the topics that fill too many pages of my diaries. the topics that only Jesus knows about.
so now i have two lists. the list on the left.one where i am now. the list on the right. one where Jesus will bring me through. so that i may have one list. a list of freedom.