Even More Reason to Keep Writing

Even More Reason to Keep Writing

It’s been a while since I’ve written.

While I intended to take a short break after finishing up the “One Month Journey”, I did not intend for it to be this long.  However, shortly after we finished the journey, I was emotionally wrapped up in the physical well-being of my beloved grandmother who was admitted into the hospital.

One of these days, I’ll write a longer post about my grandmother and try to express with words, why she meant so much to me and what I have learned from her.  And there is so much I have learned.

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If you happen to keep up with me on social media.  You probably already know that I lost my grandmother a few weeks ago.  So, a brief blogging break turned into a full month of no writing.

And I have to be honest.  I don’t feel much like writing now.

But I’m doing it anyway – for a variety of reasons – the most of important of which is directly related to my sweet “Two Mama”.

She wrote to me.

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Even though she is no longer with me on this earth.  I will forever have her words.

I have her words from every birthday card she sent (and she never missed a birthday for me or any of my children).  I have her words in the letter she wrote to me five years ago telling me how much I meant to her, and I have her words on the back of my baby pictures letting me know her thoughts to me.

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I’ve already written once about my reasons for blogging and why I think that writing, in whatever form is so important and valuable to you, those you love, and others who can benefit from the thoughts you have and the lessons you are learning as you journey through this life.

Because I have been personally reminded of the importance of words, I am blogging again. Because whether or not I’m “feeling it”, my grandmother’s commitment to her own words has inspired me to continue to share.  Her words where not about her.  They were about me. For me. A blessing to me.

And that’s words are.  Once they pass our lips or cross our pens, they are not just for us.  They then become an avenue by which we can bless, teach, minister, and encourage others.

Words can give life… even when we are not present to share those words in person.

Thanks “Two” for the lesson.

Looking forward to sharing more lessons with you this week via blogs and some freebies that I hope will help you on your journey. 

See you soon 🙂

 

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  1. Raquel November 5, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this and sharing your heart with us. I agree with everything you wrote. In fact, just this past weekend I felt a strong need to sit down and HAND WRITE letters and cards to some loved ones. Your words just confirmed that!

    I am so sorry for you loss, but so happy to benefit from the legacy your grandmother left behind. Many have and will be blessed through you and your family.

    Much love!

  2. Lisa H November 18, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Appreciate you writing when you did not feel like it…my heart goes out for you and I pray Matthew 5:4 over you right now. You are blessed not only because Two Mama was your grandmother but because as she has joined her Savior in heaven, our Almighty God offers you (his beloved daughter) comfort while you mourn. My grandmother, we called Mom-mom (I love the specific titles, like Two Mama, we give these precious Kingdom Women), passed away in 2007 and the legacy she left was rich, as was Two Mamas (blessed by all of the Evans’ family ministries & heard much of your family’s history). When I feel discouraged in my ministry efforts, I recall the discussions about my grandmother leading bible studies when she was in her 40’s (my current season)…a mother at age 16 and yet thirty years later, God was calling her to come alongside Him in encouragement and leadership. My heart has been called to writing over the past six months, but I’ve found busyness to be a constant excuse…want to resolve that right here & right now. Let’s be strong and courageous as a tribute to the Kingdom women (especially our Two Mama & Mom-mom) who came before us and were examples of God’s love and light to the world. The scripture that God has laid on my heart for the past week is Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Appreciate you sharing your writing with your sisters in Christ and allowing God’s handiwork to be a blessing to us all! God Bless You, Chrystal!

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