Congratulations to Shelby Spear for winning the drawing for the meeting with my agent Jessica Kirkland of Kirkland Media Management!!! Shelby is an eloquent and talented writer and I was squealing when I pulled her name from the hat!!! We will start the tally for next quarter’s drawing (prize TBD) NOW! So link up and encourage your blogger friends to do the same!
I am headed to Mt.Hermon tomorrow and I am in awe of what God has done with my passion for writing in just two short years.
Be encouraged, God doesn’t give you a passion for anything – writing, speaking, singing… or whatever, to torment you.
He has every intention of seeing it through to the finish line.
Please take a minute to read some of Shelby Spear’s amazing words! And link up!
Matthew 10:20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Why am I crying… By Shelby Spear
Forget the pounds we put on, I’m convinced tear ducts divide and multiply during the nine months of pregnancy. We can blame temperamental hormones and unbalanced body chemistry for our crying brigades early on in mothering. But what about three, six, eleven, twenty years into the mom gig?
I’ve been parenting for twenty-two years. My kids are gone and I still weep over random things. Just about anything makes me sob. Thirty second commercials, an unexpected lyric in a song, watching an exhausted kid cross the finish line in a cross country race, feature-length Disney movies and a million things in between. Who am I kidding; even a mere thought sends waves of the wet stuff into my eye space!
So when people ask why I am crying, my response is often, “who the helen knows?” Moms cry. Fact of life. Maybe too much emphasis is put on the why of perpetual crying and not enough thought into why not.
Moms cry. So what? I like to think of tears as emotional heartspeak. We shed tears when we’re mad, sad, glad, angry, scared, joy-filled, grateful. The shared thread being God is the maker of tears and we are the instrument to bear them…. Continue Reading Here…
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