Writing Stirs up the Winds of Change – So Keep Writing!

Don't Despise the Day of Small Beginnings

By: Susan Deborah Schiller

If you're a regular reader here, you may have noticed something has changed… TeamFamilyOnline – a 'place holder' name I used in 2010 when I was attending copywriting school – has been set aside, for now. Retired, I guess, is a better word.

The name Heartscribes is what is on my heart. It's a Kingdom career position, in fact. A heartscribe is someone who writes from God's heart into the world, creating beauty out of chaos. Only words from God's heart create the changes in our lives that make us happy and healthy.

One thing God's been challenging me to do each day, is to ask Him what He wants for the day. When I pause to listen inside my own heart, a single desire will bloom like a rosebud unfolding. I call that thing into being by writing it down.

Trust me, that does NOT mean my life is easy as pie. Really, it's just the opposite! This past year has been "hellish" – very dark, in terms of helping others to escape to freedom. It meant the deeper layers of my own heart were exposed in the process, more secrets unfolding, and more of God's brilliant Light lasering out the diseased parts of my mind, body, and soul.

This year is ending with small beginnings of new growth. A new business plan. A new name. A fresh beginning. You're welcome to join me on this new leg of the journey Home. As always, I try to write naked and unashamed… and as always, it hurts to hit publish. But I'm not quitting… this is simply a new beginning.

I have already told you not to despise the days of small beginnings.  And, you have been obedient and content with what you have.  You have been diligent to do all that I have asked.  But, now you will be moving into a season filled with not only small things, but great things.  My plans and purposes for you are being fulfilled, says the Lord.  Zechariah 4:9-10a "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands shall also finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. For who has despised the day of small things?" – Marsha Burns, in Small Straws in a Soft Wind

How are YOU doing these days? I have heard from several of you, and one reader is considering traveling to my area so we can begin a community of heartscribes… with books, films, and much more in the works! I'm excited about God's plans for ALL of us!

And as God places me in your hearts in the coming days, please say a little prayer for me. The breath of your prayers is wind under my wings, and there are still days when my wings feel too weak to fly, let alone soar. PTSD, fibromyalgia, and other issues have weighted me down more than I'd like. But I'm persevering. I'm still here. God's little heartscribe.

It's never too late to pick up your writing again, dear heart! Come away with Him… let the Wind of His Spirit lift you gently up. There's healing in His wings! Oh yes… I'm back to writing, my friend! Writing stirs up the Winds of Change! Keep writing, change is happening.

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With all my love,

Sue

Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
 
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
 

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