I’m at thinker. A dreamer. A “big ideas” person. I used to think I was good at the details, and maybe sometimes God gives me grace for the details – but mostly I am a thinker and dreamer. I wish you could watch me scroll, and scroll + continue to scroll down on my “voice memos” on my iphone. All clips of me talking over random songs blasting in the background in my car and sometimes a few squeals from my Asher girl as I think my thoughts out loud. It seems like I have my best thoughts while driving, or while in the shower, or while traveling + exploring a new place. The tricky part is then getting those thoughts to form into words. I pray daily that Jesus would take my thoughts and form them into words He can use to get glory for Himself. You see, I am a story person. I love to hear peoples stories, and to tell my own story. When you are with me face to face, it’s not too hard for me to find the words. When I’m journaling prayers to my God, it’s not hard to find the words. but somehow, for some reason, it’s hard for my deep thoughts to form into the written word. I know there is some risk in sharing your life online, or in print, but I am convinced that God has called me to just that: share my story, because my story is His story.
So this year, I want to do more thinking. I want to be intentional about making time to think. If you couldn’t tell by my obnoxious posts on instagram over the holidays, we were on a little getaway over new years to the Cayman Islands. I come to learn so much about myself when I take time to “get away” from the day to day routine. and quite honestly, from my iphone. I’m convinced I think best in the shower, while driving, or on an airplane because my phone isn’t glued to my hand. I don’t have the internet or TV, and I can actually take a clean break from those distractions. It sounds so simple – well, Wynne stop watching TV or getting online… but it’s not that easy. so I will make space to get away, to get undistracted, to think. and to listen and to hear. I will write with a pen in my actual journal, I will make voice memos, and I will think. but…
what I really want for 2014 is to write. to write a little every day. to let those thoughts I think become words. I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between being a “blogger” and being a “writer”, and obviously you can be both. I consider myself to be both. and not that one is better than the other, but I think for me they are somewhat different. I have focused in the past solely on “blogging” for this space – filling it with encouraging stories, resources, images, and challenging questions. Not that this space will change overnight, but I want to focus more this year on writing. So you probably won’t be hearing from me 5 times a week.
I hope + pray that you will hear from me when God has formed my thoughts into words for His glory.