I’ve wanted to start this blog for so long that it feels like I should have something profound to say by now. I don’t. If you’re reading this thinking you would see a lot of funny anecdotes or gain some nuggets of wisdom, you may. But that’s seriously not why I’m beginning to write again. I used to write a lot. I was a journalism major in college before I was a design major. Needless to say, it was a while ago and my writing is a little rusty.
Honestly my hope is that in this small amount of space and time I can relay the truth of who God is to me and who I believe he can be for you. To that end, what you read from me will be raw and vulnerable. I will not hold back what I believe or how I feel. I believe God can use our feelings to drive home deeper truths about himself. You’ll hear me talk on themes from art and music, to poems and travel, to Jesus, to wild dogs and sleeping in mango trees, to Jesus, to suffering, faith and back to Jesus. It just all comes back around to him eventually.
I can’t guarantee my words will be pretty. Most of them will be hard to write and I realize hard to hear for some. However, if God’s taught me anything about my story and experiences in life it’s that - they’re not mine to keep. They’re His to share and to receive glory from. That’s why I write.
I don’t have a lot to offer in way of money, fame, or status. But I’ve been given a great inheritance by my Father in heaven and he has given me plenty to write about and proclaim. So I will praise the Lord all my days! I’m encouraged by Psalm 71 as David is pouring his heart out to the Lord. He cannot keep silent because of what the Lord has done. and neither can I. So I will leave you with those words below. Can’t wait to share more and see how God will move. Till then my friends - Ellane
14 As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.
19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
you who have done great things.
Who is like you, God?