After thinking long and hard, I finally happened upon a tagline that describes my intentions for this space.
And by “thinking long and hard,” I mean polling my Facebook friends and Instagram followers.
It was very scientific.
Truthfully, it didn’t seem right to define my blog without y’all.
Together, we happened upon this phrase:
“Gut-writing for God’s glory.”
And I kind of love it.
I love it because it characterizes so much of what I want to be as a writer: memorable, shooting from the hip, gutsy, and God-honoring above all.
That’s not to say everything I write here will be explicitly Christian, in the sense of a devotional thought or life lesson, but I’ve made peace with the fact that I cannot write apart from my identity. And my identity is in Christ.
Other phrases may have worked, but Soul-writing was too airy and Heart-writing was far too touchy-feely. This isn’t a room with white linens and a summer’s breeze playing with the curtains. When I write, I feel my work in my gut. There’s a fire in my belly. It’s not always pretty, but it packs a punch. It tells the truth. Gut-writing.
In doing some blogger soul-searching, I’ve pinpointed five categories that I like rooting around in: Faith, Life, Marriage, Motherhood, and Creativity. Gut-writing means I will approach each of these five categories with honesty and boldness. “You’ve got some of my Yankee moxy,” grandma tells me.
So I invite you to keep reading along, friends. Laugh with me, cry with me – shout at the top of your lungs if you need. I want to voice the human experience in such a way that makes you cry out, “Me too!” And if my writing hits a nerve, I want to immediately take that connection and proclaim the excellencies of Christ to you.
With the simple act of tacking down a blog tagline, I sense that my work is headed in a new direction. I am giddy, terrified, humbled. Mostly, I’m ready to write. And so I will.