For months, as I've stepped back from the online world, I've contemplated the title of this blog. There were plenty of choices, just none that really stuck or inspired me. And after all, if the writer isn't inspired, no one else will be either.
Then it hit me. Why not allow the words I chose to speak for themselves. No trying to explain what I do; no whimsical poetic lines of wisdom; just the simple act of choosing words that speak to me. I do it all the time. I have a faith bracelet with charms on it that say things like "Believe" and "Hope."
Individual words hold a lot of meaning for my mom and sister and I. For many years, after being inspired by a ladies retreat, we three have chosen a word at the beginning of the year which highlights an area we feel God leading or teaching or working in our lives. It gives us direction for the new year. We've had words like Wait, Pray, Hope, Surrender, and Walk, just to name a few.
Up to this point, I've done something similar with my books (none of which are available to the public yet). With each book I write, there seems to be a main theme; a word that God directs me to focus on and weave into the story.
So you get the idea. Words inspire me.
What then, you might ask, is the significance of the words I chose for this blog?
Just wait. I'm getting to that.
First off we have the word "Dream."
1. An Aspiration; Goal; or Aim.
2. A daydream;
Next is the word "Journey."
The word "Journey" is very close to my heart. It was the word for my second book. To me, it means the in between. Your aren't where you were, but you also haven't reached your destination. You're just, in progress. Working hard, but still having something to strive toward until you reach your goal.
For me, there are many things in my life that are in progress. My books, my faith, my family, my life... I look forward to seeing what God continues to teach me.
Lastly, we have the word "Soar."
1. To fly upward, as a bird.