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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Who Am I?


The Insecure Writer's Support Group
It has been such a busy month trying to keep up with the A to Z Challenge.  Now I have whirling around in my head that I want to make the next hurdle and post on the reflections link.  And will I make it?

I am not a novelist, but I love to write.  I primarily like to share things that I have learned or that I believe the Lord is teaching me that someone else might benefit from.  I am a counselor, a home school teacher, a mom, a wife, not necessarily in that order.  I have been a newsletter editor, a speech editor, a program editor, among my various editorial experience.  But who am I to think I can even be part of an "Insecure Writer's Support Group?"

It has been a real high being part of the A to Z challenge and rubbing words with all of you real writers.  Who am I?  I write my thoughts down in a blog.  I write devotionals for our home school newsletter.  I write in my journal.  I think about writing more extensively, but barely have time to keep up with the pittance I am already executing.  A to Z was a real CHALLENGE for me to fit in while keeping up with all the rest of my responsibilities.  I am no writer.  Am I?

Who am I?  I am not any one of any notoriety and probably never will be.  I am a pretty joyful, Christian wife and mom.  I am happy to be serving my family, the church, and the community in the capacity that I do.  But is the Lord really calling me to write?  Do I have something to say that needs to be heard?  Who am I?  

So while I came away from the A-Z Challenge really excited for all that I learned and everyone I met and what I was able to accomplish, I also came away with that sense of "what am I doing here?"  Who am I?


18 comments:

  1. God can use writing in so many ways that aren't related to novels. A writer is someone who writes. Someone that can't stop writing. You sound like one to me!Simply Sarah

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    1. You are right Sarah. Thanks for the encouragement. God bless, Maria

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  2. Love your blog and good job to you too for doing the A to Z Challenge. I live your comments and the uplift it gave. I am now a follower.

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    1. You are very kind Jeanette. I am glad my comments blessed you. God bless, Maria

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  3. It's a good feeling after you completed the challenge. So pleased you did.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. it is a good feeling of accomplishment. God bless, Maria

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  4. You voice the same questions many writers struggle with as they travel on the writers' path. God has called you to write, and as Sarah said, that call can take many forms unrelated to novels.
    You are also an encourager--your words help others keep on keeping on and give hope when ours lags.
    Thank you for writing in tune with Jesus. Looking forward to reading your posts in the days to come.
    Blessings!
    Pam at 2 Encourage

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    1. Thanks Pam. You have certainly encouraged me. It is my hope to encourage others. God bless, Maria

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  5. If you write, then you most certainly are a writer! Just let God guide you.

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    1. I pray I will let God guide me, Alex. Thank you for encouraging me to accept the title writer. God bless, Maria

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  6. I have never written a book either but I think if you love to write,if it's part of your life,if you can't go more than a day without writing ,then you are a writer.

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    1. I hear what you are saying, Anne. The passion to write makes one a writer. Thanks. God bless, Maria

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  7. It must be a mark of a good blog event to raise those kinds of questions!

    I think you're a writer if you want to be one.

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    1. I agree. It was definitely a worthy blog event. Don't you think so too? God bless, Maria

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  8. Glad you enjoyed the "Challenge." I have done four now. This was the first "secular" one that I did. The show isn't actually on FB, it is on TV, but over the last couple of months it has enjoyed a high level of " popularity" particularly among those who would call themselves fundamental "believers."

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    1. Ah. Thanks for that clarification, Gregg. I just figured it was something else new that I wasn't on top of. I am not on facebook often enough to keep up with all that goes on there. But again, I appreciate your warning. God bless, Maria

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  9. HI Maria,
    I nominated you for an award. Please go to; www.dhdunne.blogspot.com to find out more.

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    1. Thanks Deanie, I have some catching up to do. God bless, Maria

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