Why I Decided to Start a Blog

I’ve always been a writer at heart. I’m that person that can never seem to come up with the words to express what I’m trying to say when I’m having a conversation with you in person. I’m that girl that has written letters just to get my point across, when a simple phone call should have sufficed. (I cringe now to think of what was written to past boyfriends!) While it has brought frustration at times to be that person, at other times it has brought relief and revelation (and it also made it a heck of a lot easier to get through college papers).

While I don’t consider myself to be the most interesting or entertaining person in the world, I hope that sharing my life with you in such a format will inspire and encourage, will cause you to think differently, or will simply put a smile on your face.

Why the title, “May It Be to Me?”

For a decade now, it’s been my life verse, my daily aspiration. It comes from Luke 1:38 when Mary responds to the angel after she is told that she, a teenage girl, is to become the mother of the Savior. Amid cultural slander and surely great fear, her humble response is, “May it be to me, as you have said.” I believe that as Americans, we seek after a secure life. While there is nothing wrong with security itself, it can also keep us from truly living the life God calls us to live. I believe I’m not the only one out there who is a dreamer. I want to live a worthy life. I want to be a risk taker. And, ultimately, I want to stand up against my own fear, against the cultural norm of my day, and reply: “May it be to me, as you have said.” But there is a constant battle going on inside of me. One side is effortlessly seeking a comfortable, predictable life. The other yearns for an unknown adventure with limitless possibilities! I know God will call me to do great and sometimes frightening things. I pray for a ready heart to be able to say YES and the humility to walk with Him through it all.

What things in your life do you wish you had said “Yes” to? What things are you glad that you did?