Finding my voice

When I first started writing on my old blog, Blessed Beyond Measure, back in 2009, I was very timid and shy about sharing my whole heart with people. Granted, I have always been better at sharing “on paper” than I have in person but I still wasn’t sure how much I wanted to put out there. Over the years that I kept that blog, I found myself sharing more and more of my heart. Sometimes it might have been a clip of music and sometimes a full post on something near and dear to my heart at the time, but whatever it was, I was opening up. I had found myself, my voice if you will, in this world and was learning to share it.

Then life took a turn. My son began experiencing more and more problems than ever before and life got really hard. We didn’t realize at the time, though we know now, what he was dealing with and so I felt lost. Every time I sat down to write, I couldn’t find the words. I knew I needed to write, but I wouldn’t be able to. I knew I needed to get all of that out so I could think straight again, but I just couldn’t. It was a rough time.

That’s when I felt God moving me to close out Blessed Beyond Measure and start thinking of a new chapter in my writing. I wanted a place that was a safe place for me to write and for others to be a part of and share. I wanted a place where we could all talk about our struggles and encourage each other or just be there to listen to each other. I began thinking about my life, my faith, and I knew I was kind of tripping through it all as I worked to figure out what our life would be like now and how we would get through it all. So, I started this site, Tripping Through Faith (you can read about this blog here).

Over the last few months, I am beginning to find my voice again. Life is still very hard and we are still struggling with things that are out of our control, but I’m “tripping” through my faith here with you all as I figure out where I am.

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I am also sharing my post today with the Faith Barista. I encourage you to read her work, it’s always inspiring.

6 thoughts on “Finding my voice

  1. Tripping Through Faith. Such an appropriate name as we go through troubles in this life. I’m sorry your son and you all had to go through struggles. Your story makes me think of how God never promised we wouldn’t have troubles, but He has promised He will get us through them. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I’ve used those very words to my son several times recently and cling to them myself. I also cling to the Scripture that says He will give me back the years the locusts have eaten. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

    1. Don’t stop writing. Sometimes it takes a while to find your voice, but through writing, you can accomplish it. I am so glad you stopped by.

  2. Good morning, April ~

    I am visiting from Faith Barista.

    I am finding out this morning, that we are all so much alike. Being afraid to use our voice.

    I pray for you that with God’s guidance, you will continue to write. I will also keep you and your family in my prayers as you maneuver through these hard times.

    Blessings ~ Dorothy

    1. Dorothy, Thank you for coming by. I think there are so many of us who feel this way and are just too scared to say it. I am glad that we got a chance to connect with others through Faith Barista in this. Thanks!

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