I am Tresta – mom to four Sharp Paynes, step-mom to one Full Grown Payne, wife to Tim-the-Builder. I serve God imperfectly, sometimes grudgingly, but I am His and I know He loves me. This blog is an effort to love Him more.
Why I Write:
I write because it’s easier for me than talking. Spoken words can be laborious for me. It only takes a little space for me to fit my foot into, and there’s no ‘delete’ button in the spoken language. But when I write, that ‘backspace’ is always within perfect pinky-reach.
I write because my brain flits away like squirrels in a photo shoot. Typing out the thoughts gives them anchorage and weight, and it’s the best way for me to evaluate my logic. Or lack thereof.
Writing makes me think deeper.
I write because I forget. I forget how cute my kids are and how wonderful my husband is (he’s cute, too). When there are messes and crumbs and papers strewn all about, when the to-do list is longer than my leg, when nobody is doing what they are supposed to and the noise level is unbearable, I forget that I prayed for all this. Prone to wander, I am.
I write because I forget that God is always good.
And it should go without saying in Christian-ville that I write in hopes of glorifying God and encouraging others. Maybe He is glorified just for choosing to keep loving such a scatter-brain. Maybe you are encouraged to see someone struggling along beside you, walking the same path, loving the same God, living the same imperfections? Maybe you could give me a hand and pull me along?
Even on the days when nobody reads, I still enjoy writing. But if you do read, I am encouraged to know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and reading my mind. You can leave a comment or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.