My reason for this blog

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this section and sense it’s time. I kind of fell into blogging.

I started doing more ministry type posting on Facebook a few years ago. I had an old Facebook account I deleted and never wanted to look back. I found myself in a painful situation where I struggled with isolation. So, I created another account without even using my full name, just to follow a few ministries and interact with a friend who moved away at the time. Then I received a friend request from a young woman who was replying to my comment on another ministry’s post. She was new in her faith and really struggling. I offered what little I could.

Long story short, this woman was aggressively friending people on social media (I wasn’t) and her friends started sending me friend requests. I then joined a couple of messianic groups. I felt a leading by the Holy Spirit to post, so I did. I saw so much darkness and the need for God’s word and truth to be shared.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound

The above verse in Isaiah has been kind of a life verse for me. I always felt I was called to communicate. I have struggled for most of my life with insecurity. Only in recent years have I really broken free. My personality colors are green/yellow which is a melancholy/sanguine mix. I’m an ENFP. I love people and I recharge by connecting with them but I also have a strong introverted side. I’m a deep feeler and thinker. Writing is therapeutic for me, and it helps me to process life. I’ve discovered that what all people really need and seek most is connection: with God and each other.

One day I hit social media burnout and was close to deleting it all again. A friend suggested I blog, and so I created this. I planned on writing a few and slowing fading into the busyness of my life. But God gave me words to share, so I am still here.

I’m nothing extra special. I’m a woman that feels passionate about sharing God’s love and truth with others. There’s a huge sea of bloggers and voices out there seeking an ear. I’ve never and likely will never feel totally comfortable “publicly.” But, my desire is to be obedient to Abba and share something that will in some way help you. If I could help you, as the reader, know that you are loved by God, have a purpose, and that you are fearfully and wonderfully made…it would bring me great joy.

I have 3 wonderful boys (one who is non verbal ASD) and a husband who works so hard for the family. I’m blessed.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

For His glory,

Laurel Franz