Ending a special chapter in your life is never without emotion. Never without a process of letting go and embracing what’s new.
This is my last official post writing for Standing on Peace.
In some ways I can’t believe it to be true. In all other ways, God has been preparing me for this and I have peace.
Jillian and I birthed Standing on Peace out of the longings God put in our hearts to reach women in the lonely and difficult places in life. To take a more than frightening step in the direction of writing and creating.
To say Standing on Peace has been a learning and growth experience over this past year would be a vast understatement. But we have loved every. single. step. We have loved each one of you.
SOP has changed me in deep and wonderful ways. I have seen, in greater capacity, God’s faithfulness and His working hand in the smallest aspects of my life. Writing for SOP has also helped me get over the fear of putting myself “out there”. It has helped define a clearer voice for me as a writer. Working so closely with the writers of SOP only added to the love I feel for women. It has built a greater confidence in God’s vision for me.
As God began moving in each of our lives and pulling a few of our writers in different directions, Jillian and I committed to praying diligently about the new direction of SOP.
As I’ve alluded to in my writings, God has brought about a plethora of transition and change in my personal life. He is actively at work in our family. So maybe I should have been prepared for Him to ask me to transition yet again.
And that’s exactly what happened as I began praying. He began pressing on my heart that it is time to step away from SOP.
Jillian and I both feel complete peace and confidence in the way He is leading us. He has put two very beautiful visions and desires in our heart, about how we want to speak into women’s lives.
My longings have not changed. I still long to write from the deep spaces of my heart. To continue creating a space of authenticity and love. To write about the story God is telling through my everyday life. The joys, challenges, process of healing and everything in between.
More than anything I want to give hope to women who believe: I’m just not good enough. Because it’s a subtle lie far too many of us fall for. One that steals our joy and can keep us stuck.
So to be clear, I will continue to write. It will just be on my own site, which is in the creative process.
If you’ve at all been encouraged or challenged by my writing on Standing on Peace this past year, I do not want to lose touch with you! I would love for you to email me and let me know you’re interested in getting a notification when my site launches. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love you all,
© 2012 Standing on Peace