I stared at an empty computer screen for a long time today, wracking my brain for something to write. Usually, a quote will inspire me or a verse will leap off the pages of my Bible and I'll know just what to write about.
But sitting here, staring at an empty page, I realized something.
It's okay to be speechless.
It's okay to be afraid.
It's okay to stumble.
Sometimes that's what it takes to bring me to my knees.
It's okay to be still.
Realizing just how weak and small I am is terrifying -- until I am reminded just how strong God is. In my inadequacy, his glory shines the brightest. He uses the broken, the humble, and the speechless.
Dear Speechless: Maybe He was only waiting for the quiet, so that He could say something for a change.
"Be still, and know that I am God..." - Psalm 46:10
For the last two months, every word of my writing has gone towards one thing: preparing to attend the Northwestern Christian Writer's conference.
It. Was. Amazing.
My parents decided to drive me halfway across the state to St. Paul MN for my "senior trip". Now that I am officially graduated from high school, I am diving headfirst into as much more learning as I can. ;)
My six-month-old little brother tagged along as well.. <3
I can honestly say that I have never been more nervous than I was when I first set foot in doorway of the conference center. I was about to come face-to-face with hundreds of other writers, authors, editors, and a few friends that I had never met in person before.
But if there is one thing that I've learned in my 18 years of existence, it's to do hard things that scare me. I always walk away glad that I did.
Highlights of the Conference: