“so, you want to be a writer.” replaying the conversation, i’m not exactly sure if it was intended as a question or a statement, but either way my response was a shaky, shy “yeah, i guess i do. i want to be a writer.” as soon as the words left my mouth, i was afraid of them. sure, i’ve been doing this blog-thing for awhile, inconsistently at best, but it’s not like i’m actually a writer. or that i even want to be one. except, i do. not in the sense that i’m going to quit my full-time job and spend the rest of my days in a coffee shop trying to write a best-seller. more in the sense that i’m going to run a little harder after this thing that i love to do. i’m going to keep writing, keep showing up, keep asking god to take these words and do what only he can do with them. so yeah, in that sense, i want to be a writer.
i want to courageously tell the truth, to put the things god’s putting on my heart into words, to open up my messes and my mistakes in an effort to put jesus on display. i want you to read these words and know that you’re not the only one, that god is who he says he is, that there is grace enough for us and it is well for me and you. i have absolutely no idea what that’s going to look like, exactly. and i have no idea where it’s going to go, if anywhere. but i realized i want to be a writer, so i’m going to write.
hopefully you’ve noticed that this page looks a bit different -in the spirit of taking this a bit more seriously, i decided it was high-time for a blog overhaul. while the purpose and content won’t change hardly at all, you’ll find me writing at erinquillen.blogspot.com instead of the previous address from now on. on the homepage, you’ll find the option to subscribe to this page if you’d like to do so, and if you click on the ‘getting acquainted‘ tab at the top of the page, you’ll find a bit about me and more about my heart and hope for this blog.
“now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in christ jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. amen.”