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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

Reading Tag


Fall Favorites

The Three Hamsketeers

Glossary of Friends & Family

Update on *Muffin* :)

URGENT! Prayer Request for a Sick Baby

New Template??

Kielbasa Pasta

This is Who I AM!

Of all places...

The 20 Day Prayer Challenge: America

Check it out!

Holding Back

Well, here I am!

A Strange Creature, Indeed

The Homeschool Tag

The Life and Legacy of C.S. Lewis

Appreciating Beauty

The Day We've All Been Waiting For...

A Time of Sadness

The Beginning of the Challenge

The 20 Day Prayer Challenge

Spring Flowers

Encouraging and Powerful Psalms

Short Story: A Wonderful Birthday for Anna

The Easter Story: Part 3

The Easter Story: Part 2