Gut-writing for God's glory.

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.

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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.

3 Comments

  1. Kelly on February 6, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Yankee-Moxy. Man, I love your grandma

    • Victoria Easter Wilson on February 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Kelly my grandma is B-E-A-S-T!

  2. Natasha Red on February 25, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I loveeee this! I just caught up on your blog and I can’t wait to read more. 🙂

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