I consider this space my home on the internet- a place people can come to find rest, be refreshed, and be fed, but for most of this year I’ve neglected it and let the house gather dust. Instead, I spent 2017 stretching and growing as a writer, taking small steps out of my comfort zone and also discovering delight as an editor. I kept up my work at The Mudroom and celebrated a year at GraceTable as managing editor. It has been a very full year in so many ways- one of opportunities, struggle, character and leadership development, and healing.
I’ve often described this season to be one where I’ve been a seed underground- hidden, nourished, needing to die to myself for new life to come out from me. It has been necessary and deeply good, but I believe it’s time for a new season.
In the new year, I plan to take care of this home a bit more, to tidy it up and perhaps offer things I haven’t tried before. I hope to cultivate the work that’s been done this past year in my life and in my writing and create new things from it.
In the meantime, I want to share some of the work I’ve done these last two months, and I hope these words meet you where you’re at:
Longing for Rest for The Mudroom
The Paradox of Being an Asian-American Woman Leader for The Mudroom
Finding Home in the Motherland for Inheritance
Bearers of Hope for a Waiting World for Courtney Ellis‘ Advent series
Our Deliverer from Purposelessness and Contempt for the Mundane for the Gentle Leading Advent series
Also if you’re looking for a devotional to start in 2018, I contributed to (in)courage’s A Moment to Breathe book, which can be found on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, and at several other outlets.
Cheers to the end of 2017.