Friday, November 14, 2008

Living in My Skin

I'm coming to the realization that I am not Bethany, my ever deep thinking, thought provoking daughter who manages to blog at an incredible rate. Nor am I Karl (aka Allen, theswellguy) who cracks us up with Redneck Tuesday Editions or his own brand of provoking prose. I'd love to be Rob Bell who I admire so much for his simple, down to earth sermons. But no, I am Denine, a one-time freelance writer living in a family of Bloggers! If Jordan ever takes up blogging I am surely doomed. Actually, writing again has been good for me in several ways:
It has forced me to rediscover my once creative self.
It has caused me to release some hurtful experiences that occurred during my years as a freelance writer in the "christian market. " Ya'll need to keep praying for me on this journey as a blogger. I truly want to write again and yet I've often compared myself to my husband and my daughter in this sense. So, the good news is that I'm here and that God is moving in my spiritual self and the one thing I can hold on to is my identity in Christ. Denine, aka Neenbob. Until next time, breathe.


Erin said...

Mama Z, can I just say that you are absolutely precious! I can not even wait to meet you and your husband...Bethany talks about her wonderful family all the time. The great thing is, you are Denine. Each one of you is so different, but unique. And together- from what I've heard at least- you're one of my favorite families :)

The Swell Guy said...

I say my girl rocks! Keep writing, living, breathing...I can't wait to hear what you have to say next.

Paul Crutcher said...

Now this is good stuff. Keep on writing and we'll keep reading Mama Z or Mrs. Swell Guy (whichever you prefer I call you) (hmmmm? which one could it be)

Did you try my sauce yet????

Bethany said...

I love this. Uniquely you. Please watch the Nooma "Name" when you have a chance!

Matthew said...

What a beautiful place to be...past the preconceived notions and expectations or others or yourself and settling into God's unique creation and finding contentment in that. A place where you can truly be used by God. Keep writing!